“They (the older Christian women) may teach the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, and to be self-controlled, pure, homemakers, good and obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be dishonored” (Tit 2:4, 5)
Recently, a sister in Christ sent me this letter. She shared with me her happiness as a mother. I am very happy for her! It is not easy to be a godly wife or a godly mother, especially when you come from a difficult unbelieving background or from a broken home. The hope we have is that now, as believers in Christ, we can be different than our parents who made mistakes in the past. There is no excuse to repeat those ‘familiar’ mistakes. We forgive our parents. They did the best they could with the information they had at that time. But now, we have more spiritual light than them. We must do better. We should be not just natural mothers but spiritual mothers to our children. The Holy Spirit will give us the wisdom, the strength, the love and the compassion to be ‘mothers-pastors’ to our children (natural and spiritual). To be a successful, strong and spiritual mother is a great achievement. By your fruits (your children) you shall be known! Mothers, be encouraged today! We, the older women (wives and mothers), should train, help and mentor the younger ones! May this wisdom of ‘holy motherly anointing’ pass on, from generation to generation! In Jesus name, amen! To God be all the glory!
“Good morning Malia! Last week, my ten years old daughter saw signs of mensuration for the first time. This was just before we left for church. Hmmmm! I refused to panic… Somehow the Holy Spirit gave me a hint that it will be sooner than I tot it would happen. Earlier, we had a discussion and we prayed about it. I had spoken to her in a very different way my mom handled this issue when I was a teenager. I remember being so scared and sad that day. I did not understand what was happening to me and I was afraid to ask my mum. It was my friends who helped me accept the changes in my body. But my daughter’s case is different. She seemed prepared for it. So when she called me into her room, we prayed together thanking God before going to church. During the service I saw her looking happy and I thanked God for her, for us… as I remembered my childhood. As I told you, it was a very difficult childhood… my mom made too many mistakes with us her children, both the boys and the girls. Long ago I resolved that with the help of the Holy Spirit, I will not to repeat her mistakes. I am a child of God and I should do better. That decision, to be a woman of God, a godly wife and a godly mother has helped me a great deal. I look back today and am so thankful for the woman I have become. I know that there is a still a long way ahead, but today, I am grateful to God for His presence in my life and in our home. I thank you Ma for guiding me. Long ago you told us to pray so that we become spiritual moms to our children, not just Physical moms. This prayer request has worked for me. I can hardly stop praying now, and to the glory of God, I see answers already.
Thank you soooooo much Ma…