I am very much encouraged by a revelation from my bible study this morning. From last week I’ve been learning about a specific topic about God’s 3rd commandment “Honoring God’s Name” (from Following God Christian Living Series by Rick Shepherd).
But for now, allow me to share this.
Mark 9:33-37 — Jesus’ disciples been arguing about which of them was the greatest. So who is it?
Jesus sat down instead, and said “Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else”.
Then He took a little child in His arms and said to them,
“Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes Me..”
Then the following sentence from my study book astonishes me,
“The heart willing to serve a child truly represents the heart of God”.
I, as a mother of two, being reminded that fulfilling my children’s physical needs and nurturing their mind, soul, and faith are opportunities to exalt and honor the name of Jesus!
Honoring God’s name isn’t only about singing worship songs, or not swearing using His name. They are the easiest examples, but what I need His Spirit to continue open my eyes with fresh revelations is beyond worldly wisdom.
Sometimes it’s difficult to see beyond the dirty diapers 💩, messy rooms and kitchen💣, screams🎭, nagging⚔️, and cries🔫 (the smaller your child is, the more mess you have to deal with) — but here, at every day, lays my #momentofministry 🌿
My ministry isn’t (restrictedly) at church or cell group, but this — the unseen by people, but seen and valued much by the Lord. Here lays the moments to honor God, to serve Him.
God’s “love” and “grace” by far are invisible to them — and this is my calling as their mother (and jointly together with my husband), that is to make the invisible character of God become visible in our children’s life — WE are the representative of God’s heart.
Does this truth make motherhood even harder?
It is, in a way. Becoming a mother is never easy. A topic often discussed and made jokes about sometimes, but we have huge responsibilities.
Thankfully, a mother who put her faith in Christ never mothering alone.
His Spirit will always renew her strength as she puts her hope in Him.
Let us surrender our life to Him, fully committed to serve and honor His name through our parenting and life as a whole.
Receive this little child the way Jesus does, and let His strength works in our weaknesses 🌿
God bless your hearts mothers!