I wasn't really sure how my testimony would be received in blogland, but I have to thank all of you who shared a word of testimony with me. It was such a blessing to read how God moves in our lives and is willing to forgive us and live in us - Praise God He is merciful!
As I read several of those shared testimonies, it struck me how God has used mothers in our lives.
I was reminded again of the inestimable worth of having a godly mother and of being a godly mother!
As it is Mother's Day in the US tomorrow, I thought I would share with you a little of the blessing I have felt of having one the godliest mothers and my own struggles to be a godly mother.
I am so blessed to have a saved mother and her only desire for me and my two brothers was that God would save us and use us for His glory.
When I was born, my father was still out of Christ so my mom prayed and read the Scriptures with us by herself. A memory that will be with me always is finding my mother on her knees with the Bible open in front of her and hearing her praying earnestly for us. What an example!
I thank God for my mom who still prays like that; I am blessed today by her interceding at the throne of Grace for me!
It was because my mother taught me of the Savior's dying love that I knew to call upon the Lord for salvation and the first person to whom I confessed the Lord was my own sweet mother!
Now we would both pray for my dad and brothers and indeed the Lord answered and saved them in the next couple of years.
I can see what a Christian is really supposed to be like when I see my mom. As Proverbs 31 v.26-31 describes the godly woman, 'Her children rise up and call her blessed... a woman that feareth the Lord she shall be praised.'
And this is exactly what I pray God would help me to be before my 3 children, whom the Lord has entrusted to my charge. What a responsibility! What a struggle!
I confess as a mother that it is so hard to make the time to instruct them in the ways of God when there are many demands on us and so many distractions around. I long for them to love the family time of prayer and Bible reading. Psalm 144 v 11 & 12, 'Rid me and deliver me from the hand of strange children,whose mouth speak vanity... That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth, that our daughters may be as cornerstones, polished after the similitude of a palace.'
I could pray for nothing higher or greater than that my children be taught of the Lord and great shall be their peace Isaiah 54, 13.
God bless us as mothers and thank God for godly mothers. After giving us His Son, the next best gift God gives any of us is a God fearing mother.
Have a blessed Mother's Day!