While driving the little ones to a pumpkin farm last week, I found myself reflecting on my motherhood experience and the sacrifices I have purposefully made for the little ones. I observed that motherhood has indeed given me the opportunity to redo my childhood. It has given me the opportunity to be the mother I always wanted to have, and it allows my little ones to experience the kind of relationship I wanted to have with my parents.
I realize that everything I do as a mother is driven by two things– the desire to raise godly children and the desire to give the little ones a better childhood experience than I had.
My actions must match my desires. Naturally, these two things are not easy. Sometimes, I do not exercise patience. Sometimes, I don’t want to read the Bible and pray with the big little one. But, I master my flesh and do what I know is right. It helps that the little one knows his bedtime routine, so I get to fellowship with him even when my flesh is weak. Sometimes, I do not model the love of God. I repent and ask for forgiveness. In all, God is helping me when I feel too weak or tired.
Grace is the empowerment to do what is humanly difficult or impossible and God is the source of grace. To the weary or tired momma- the throne of grace is always open for empowerment.
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. ~ Hebrews 4:16 (NIV)
Would you like to become a member of God’s family? Please say the prayer below and let me know about it here.
Say this: Heavenly Father,
I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe you exist and you sent Jesus to die for me. I receive your love and forgiveness. Reveal yourself to me. I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Amen
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Author: Temi Michael-O
Temitope Michael-Olaniran (Fafore) is a wife and #boymom. She is the author of A Christian Mother’s Creed. She created this space to share spiritual experiences of motherhood, provide emotional support to families and develop a virtual community where Christian mothers can share Biblical viewpoints on parenting and other aspects of life.
As a lifelong learner with a passion for mental health, Temi is a PhD student (Infant and Early Childhood Development specializing in Mental Health and Developmental Disorders). She is a Perinatal, Infant, and Early Childhood Mental Health consultant, Certified New Parent Educator, trained Postpartum Doula, and U.S. Army veteran.
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