Ministry of Motherhood-Week 2
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
WOW-I can't tell you how excited and blessed I have been in these first 2 weeks of the Good Morning Girls book study of The Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson. If you are a mom and haven't started, do it this week! You will NOT regret it!
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."- Matthew 28:19-20
As I read the introduction to the book this past week I had a revelation....
I remember when I was 15 being at a youth conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Mercy Me hadn't hit it big yet, they were the praise and worship band for the event (about 12 years ago). Anyways, I remember at the end of the weekend I heard God speaking to me. He wanted me in the ministry...where? I didn't know....how? I had no clue...but I said yes.
Now if you remember from my post last week, I did my own thing when I went off to college, but I never forgot that moment. So here I am a 27 year old mom doing this book study, and it hits me smack in the face-my ministry is to my children.
Before I was pregnant I knew that I would raise my children in a Christian home, teaching them about God, how to pray, taking them to church, but I never before thought of it as a ministry. But as I read the introduction to the book and the scriptures for the week, my perspective of motherhood totally changed. The ministry of motherhood is so much more than just teaching them about God, but showing them by your actions, words, etc about His grace, His love, His mercy, and how they can have a real relationship with him. I'm suppose to be equipping them with the tools, so that they can be disciples of the Lord.
WOW-what an important role for all mothers. Motherhood is a MINISTRY! It is my prayer that God transforms my heart to be more like His, so I can show my children His love, grace, mercy through my thoughts, words, and actions. Living so others and my children see Christ in me.
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