3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
I have loved being around children all my life, and I didn’t wait to be a biological mama to show my love. It started off by helping young moms with their little ones during church gatherings or home visits as a ten-year-old, to teaching Sunday School, co-helping at VBS, and being an AWANA leader as an adult for over a decade.
One doesn’t have to be a biological MOM to be called a MAMA if our mothering involves lots of prayers, encouragements, discipleship, teaching, nurturing, and commitment for the children at the home, and community.
Here are 5 biblical qualities of a Godly mama for each of us to prayerfully ,and diligently keep in our hearts:
A Godly mama has a Godly vision :
A mama with a vision is someone who has foresight, and insight regarding her Christian home. She has spent time with the Lord seeking wisdom on raising her children with a clear forethought, and insight about her children’s heart and needs. She joyfully accepts her calling to raise her children in the ways of the Lord, and prays for the salvation of their lost soul. A mama with a vision makes sure to bring up her kids to be Kingdom Warriors, and Leaders with Godly heritage by seeking counsel from the Lord, and other seasoned spiritual mamas.
Psalm 78:7 (KJV)That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:
Proverbs 15:22 (KJV)Without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established.
A Godly mama trains her children to emulate the Character of God :
God is merciful ,and faithful to feeble sinful humans like us. A mama knows the stubborn, and rebellious heart of her children and teaches them to love the Lord God above everything else, and to be merciful to others on this earth. God desires mercy, and not sacrifice ( Mathew 9:1) . A Godly mama also trains her children to be faithful stewards in matters of relationships, money, and talents for it is easy to be lovers of money, and pride.
Proverbs 22:6(KJV) Train up children when they are young, so that when they are old they will not depart from the Scriptural teachings.
Proverbs 29:17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
A Godly mama is willing to apologize to her children:
Mamas need God’s grace and mercy while raising children, and most days the absence of “the fruit of the Spirit” can turn a mama into impatient, angry, irritable, and unconstrained. An apologetic mama paves way for her children to see her practice what she teaches first hand. The Bible teaches us all to bear one another, and forgive each other. Asking children for forgiveness doesn’t make us lose our creditability but instead gives an opportunity to make it a teachable moment from the Word of God for the little ones.
Ephesians 6:4 in the Amplified version asks parents not to provoke our children to anger and exasperate(irritate) them to the point of abuse, but bring them up lovingly in the discipline of the Lord.
Apology from the parent can create an unbreakable closer bond with adult children ,and bridge gaps that were already formed.
A Godly mama knows when to wean off and let go of her children to build their own home :
Letting go of our adult children after 20 years of caring, raising, and dedicating is one of the hardest thing for every mama. There is one thing a godly mama knows : that is her children are gifts from the Lord, and not possessions to hold tight forever. Training, disciplining, and parenting must be done during the early years of a child, and when they are adults they must be prayerfully let go to be independent, responsible, and outstanding citizens for the society. This does not mean that mamas should abandon their adult children in their time of need, but be there for them while letting them make their own decisions. Hannah re-dedicated her Samuel for the Lord after she weaned him, and so did Moses’ mom in the Bible. A godly mama also makes sure she doesn’t create any sort of animosity and wedge in her adult children’s marriage.
A Godly mama loves all her children whether they be 2,3, 10 children EQUALLY:
One of the attribute of God the Father is that He is no respecter of persons, and HE is a Just God. He is the greatest parent to receive all counsel and instructions for earthly parents.
Romans 2:11(KJV) For God shows no partiality.
A godly mama knows that showing favoritism between her children can breed jealousy, animosity, contentions, sibling rivalry, and a divided home. We see in the Scriptures how Rebekah loved Jacob more than Esau, and Jacob loved Joseph the most ; these acts ended up destroying the unity within Godly homes.
A house divided can never be a House on a Hill.
Romans 2:11(KJV) For God shows no partiality.
James 2:9 (AMP) But if you show partiality [prejudice, favoritism], you are committing sin and are convicted by the Law as offenders.
Dear Friend, How has this post blessed you? Which quality resonated with you or spoke to you today? Do comment below so that I may be encouraged as well.
Until we meet again here next time,
Stay Blessed Fellow Mama,
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