By: Betty Predmore
I am reading in Psalm this morning, and I come across a passage that spoke to my heart. Psalm 22:30-31 says Our children will also serve him. Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord. His righteous acts will be told to those not yet born. They will hear about everything he has done.
Wow! Do you know what that means? It means that I, “mama” to my kiddos, have a lot of responsibility! God is amazing and wondrous, He is capable of all things, and He has done so many amazing, wondrous acts of love on our behalf. He also has set forth serious guidelines for our lives, and consequences when we don’t follow them. How do we take all we know about our marvelous God and make sure we don’t skim over anything when sharing with our children? How do we possibly convey the greatness and majesty of our King without missing some aspect? How do we send the message of His love in its completeness?
This challenges me to dig even further into His word. This prods me to plead the Holy Spirit even deeper into my soul. This inspires me to bring His word to life for my kids, and make it something real, fun, and extremely important in their lives. I want my kids to hear about everything He has done. It is my desire that they know the wonders of the Lord. It is my desperate hope that they serve Him.
Mamas, we must do our part. We have to teach our children about Jesus…in word and in action. We have to share of His wonders and words. We need to explain the creation of our world, and unravel the parable of Jesus. We must define the crucifixion and the resurrection. The love and compassion found in the Word should be evident in our lives. The fruits of the spirit should flow through us. We are to be walking testimonies of His great mercy. Doing this…all of this…will teach our children just how great God is, and just how wonderful it is to serve Him.
Are you up for the challenge today?
4 thoughts on “A Mama’s Challenge”
It’s definitely a great responsibility. Right now we read a passage of Scripture every night before my daughter goes to bed. And it’s the funniest thing to me because she tries to sneak the Bible during the day! She knows that we don’t want her to play with it because the pages are so thin, so I’ll come out of the bathroom to find her sitting on the couch with the Bible in her lap. 🙂
Oh Lauren, I can just picture your little one!! How precious that is! Someday, before you know it, she will be reading to you😄
You actually make it appear so easy together with your presentation but I in finding this matter to be actually one thing which I think I would by no means understand. It sort of feels too complicated and very vast for me. I’m looking ahead to your subsequent put up, I’ll try to get the grasp of it!
Not always easy at all! But just knowing we have to keep our eyes on Jesus, that is the only way we are going to rise up and live up to our calling as mamas, keeps us moving in the right direction. On the good days, you praise him. On the days when you feel like a failure, you seek him harder and remember that tomorrow is a new day.