In Proverbs 31, Solomon tells us that the children of a God-loving mother will do two things. “Her children rise up and call her blessed.” - Proverbs 31:28
Rise Up: To rise up means to live boldly for Christ by standing our ground when everything around us is trying to knock us down. Picture an eagle soaring above the storms. She is not affected by the lightning and thunder around her but rather, she is bravely allowing the severe weather to propel her further into her destiny.
To raise our children with the mindset of an eagle, we have to be intentional about speaking life and purpose over them; not just when they score a touchdown or make an A, but also during the rough times when their character is not lining up with their potential, or their decisions are not following God’s will. We, as mothers, are called to see past the here and now, and speak to our children’s future. It’s not always easy, but it can be done with the help of the Holy Spirit.
The second thing the children of a Proverbs 31 mother will do is:
Call Her Blessed: Saying mom is blessed shows that our kids are calling out the deep things inside of us that define who we are as women of God. It is about our children seeing Jesus shine through our smile as we look on with love at their victories and defeats. It means they know that we trust in God during the good times and the bad times and because of our trust in Him, our children bless us with words of praise and admiration.
Ultimately, being a mother is difficult at times. None of us get it right all the time. God sees and knows, yet does not condemn us for our failures. He does not expect us to be perfect. He just wants us to allow Him to guide our lives, as we guide the lives of our children. It is really about one thing: leading them in love by example to the perfect Parent, our one and only Heavenly Father.
Our aim is simple: look to heaven for help on earth. This model will demonstrate true faith to our kids and will eventually reward us, as they live lives of passion and courage for the glory of God. So, keep on keepin’ on, moms. It will all be worth it when they rise up on wings like eagles and call you blessed.
by Harmony Vuycankiat
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