So many times we refer to ourselves as “just moms”, but God created motherhood and considers it a place of honor. The word honor means: distinction, recognition, privilege, glory, prestige, merit, importance, notability, respect, esteem, approbation.
We need to understand that being mom is a honor. It is a privilege. The culture shouts otherwise, but God honors moms. He loves them. He leads them gently (Isaiah 40:11).
Motherhood isn’t a diversion from the important work…it IS the important work.
Between the two of us, my friend Sherri and I have 12 kids, over 50 years of motherhood and over 40 years homeschooling experience. Listen in while we talk about the Urgency of Motherhood!
(About half way through there is a glitch in the recording. Hang in there for a little bit…we do come back!)
Here is a good priority filter that Sherri mentions in the podcast:
Some of the important ways that God uses us powerfully as moms in the lives of our kids:
Availability – morning, noon, and night (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)
Involvement – interacting, discussing, thinking, and processing life together (Ephesians 6:4)
Teaching – the Scriptures and a biblical worldview (Psalm 78:5-6; Deuteronomy 4:10; Ephesians 6:4)
Training – helping a child to develop skills and discover his/her strengths (Proverbs 22:6) and spiritual gifts (Romans 12:3-8 and 1 Corinthians 12)
Discipline – teaching the fear of the Lord, drawing the line consistently, lovingly, firmly (Ephesians 6:4; Hebrews 12:5-11; Proverbs 13:24; 19:18; 22:15; 23:13-14; 29:15-17)
Nurture – providing an environment of constant verbal support, freedom to fail, acceptance, affection, unconditional love (Titus 2:4; 2 Timothy 1:7; Ephesians 4:29-32; 5:1-2; Galatians 5:22; 1 Peter 3:8-9)
Modeling with Integrity – living what you say, being a model from which a child can learn by “catching” the essence of godly living (Deuteronomy 4:9, 15, 23; Proverbs 10:9; 11:3; Psalm 37:18, 37).
(Please check out my books The Unhurried Homeschooler and Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart on Amazon!)
Next Podcast: How Moms Change the Culture…don’t miss it!