Your response to yesterday’s post titled “Dealing With Bad Attitudes“, reminded me how universal many struggles are in motherhood. You and I are walking the same road.
I am reminded that as hard as we try as mamas…the outcome is not guaranteed. God was the perfect Father to Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve had the perfect environment and yet – when tempted – they fell. They chose to rebel 🙁 . And it wasn’t God’s parenting that was the problem – but rather the hearts of his children.
It is not possible for us to perfectly parent our children…and it’s dangerous to think that we can. The danger lies in thinking that we don’t need God to touch our children’s hearts to help them obey His word.
We must remember to be moms who pray pray pray and obey obey obey.
This quote, from the book “Womanly Dominion”, says it all,
“I know that self-sacrificial, servant hearted mothering is no air-tight guarantee of the salvation of all of our offspring. But the path of obedience is the way to blessing. We have only to do as the servants were commanded at the marriage feast in Cana, to fill the water pots with water, and we may safely leave it to the Lord to turn that water into wine.”
My parenting struggles have led me to my knees more times than I could ever count. It is comforting to remember that the God I pray to, is the one who turned water into wine. He changes things!
So today, as we wrestle to raise our children in the admonition of the Lord, I encourage you to pray and obey God’s word and then trust God – allow him to do a miracle in your children’s hearts.
Walk with the King,
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