“Go and disciple all the nations”, Jesus commanded. As a Mom, that calling must start at home with my own children! My goal is to raise godly young ladies who will change the world for Jesus. That means a lot of hard work and intentionality on my part… hence the recent adventure into Bible Journaling!
Being sensible (Sometime I want to show this list to Hollywood!)
Living purely(So hard to do in our culture of Sex Sells Everything)
Working at home (caring well for our home and household – even as a SAHM I struggle here.)
Acting Kind (Even when others are not kind is the implication here… HARD!)
Being subject to our husbands (talk about a challenging list)
Note that Most of these things correspond to Philippians 4:8 which we walked through in January! Follow the links to see how each of these helps us find Peace in a crazy world… when we’d rather give them a peace of our mind!
This way to Disciple children does not stop at childhood, it is a lifelong process!
We are to encourage them as adults to:
Love their husbands. (Raise your hand if you could use someone to encourage and equip you in this area) – My hand is raised too!
Love their children (It can be hard to love them some days and many women wrestle with this secretly thinking they are the only ones struggling!)
Finally, why is it so critical that we Disciple our children?
So that the Word of God will not be dishonored!
I don’t know about you, but I find that incredibly convicting.
Biblical Motherhood is a calling to live with a higher purpose in mind. This kind of life is not immediately rewarding or glamorous. In fact I am frequently faced with nay-Sayers who deem my life “odd”.
So what! Who Cares! (well actually sometimes I do care if I’m honest)
My life is not about pleasing other people. My life is about pleasing God.
He has called me to live for Him. He has called me to Disciple these little blessings.
Am I perfect?
Each morning I embrace His Amazing Grace.
Prayer is like air in my life.
I keep myself surrounded with like minded Mothers for support and encouragement.
I saw the first fruit of this labor last year when my oldest little blessing chose Jesus and was baptized.
She chose Him.
It doesn’t matter how I live, her life will only be affected by her choices.
And she chose Jesus!!!!!!!!!! (Still doing a happy dance over here in KY!)
Now the real work of making a Disciple begins. Most noteworthy is teaching her how to talk to Him and listen when He talks to her.
If you are interested in starting up with Bible Journaling or trying to work it into your child’s routine I would highly recommend it.
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