There have been times when I’ve felt bad about wanting to do more things for The Kingdom. I’ve always had big dreams to go on missions trips across the world and even here where I am now. I have great admiration for the women who strap their newborns to their back and travel and bring the good news to those who have no hope and when my time comes I wouldn’t mind being one of those ladies myself.
But I want to encourage those who aren’t dedicated to Church ministry, or the moms who have to sometimes say no to the church because it would be taking away from their family. You are also doing a good work for our Fathers Kingdom and mission and don’t let Satan tell you otherwise.
One of my life verses is Matthew 6:33 where it says “But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
It has been my study verse for the last few months due to the fact I haven’t felt like I’ve been studying it consistently enough. I try to write down other verses to study at the end of every week however, I find myself writing down this beauty instead.
Until now when I thought of this verse I barely scratched the surface when thinking about the meaning. When it spoke of seeking after His kingdom my first thought was seeking after ministry, sharing the gospel and memorizing and taking His word to heart. However, after trying my best to meditate on it with two kids The Lord opened my heart to a deeper meaning and how when Seeking first His Kingdom He wants us to seek after His heart. It really has nothing to do with ministry but everything to do with the heart of God and His will for us.
To be honest, I think His biggest mission for us is to love people. Believers or not. 1 Corinthians says it pretty clearly
“And now these three remain: Faith, hope and loves. But the greatest of these is love.”
I believe whenever we’re loving people we’re doing a good work for the Kingdom which leads me back to Motherhood. From the moment we see the positive pregnancy test your best interests goes to your precious little life growing inside of you. You give up the good things you love to do but can’t because it doesn’t have your growing baby’s best interest. And then you go through hours and hours of labor knowing that it’s all worth it. And for you adopting Mamas your waiting process can be just as painful if not more.
And when you look into the eyes of this precious child you learn a new love that’s indescribable.
From then on you live a humble, selfless life of a mom. Being peed, pooped and thrown up on has become the norm and your lifestyle is washing the feet of disciples from sun up to sun down. That is love. A love that someone who is not a mom could possibly understand because the closest thing to the love of God is the love of a parent but even the love of a parent doesn’t come close to justice.
Moms we are doing a good work. We may not have sold everything we own, strapped our baby’s to our backs, traveled the world and bringing hope to those who have none. That is love however, love looks different for everyone. We are called to raise disciples. What we’re doing is what Jesus did for His disciples. Love them, teach them, accept them, humble ourselves before them, protect them, be an authority over them and raise them up to love and follow Jesus with all of their heart.
And as a mom we are also fighting demons. That’s what parenting does. Because Satan hates the little children of the world. He always has and always will and history would say the same when we look into it and see that way back even in the Bible days when the Pharoh’s of the day would take their fear and hate on children 2 and under (The most innocent) by slaughtering them. And even now we see it when we read stories on abortion and how babies are being ripped piece by piece out of their mothers womb and when there are survivors they are often left in a room to suffer until dead.
I believe out of every human being the devil hates children the most because they hate Jesus. When they destroy “the least of these” ((Matthew 25:40,45) the most vulnerable among us, they’re destroying a picture of Jesus Christ Himself.
Which is why our ministry in Motherhood is often much harder than most would think and it’s so important to put our hope in The Lord who renews our strength. Because we cannot do this without Him! Our work and influence as Mothers don’t just effect us, our kids or our home. They effect our families, towns churches, ministries, generations and our world! Our children are world changers and so are we! And I believe Jesus sees us and is so happy with us as we rock our little world changers saying “Well done daughter, my good and faithful servant.”
So, mom remember you are doing a good work just where you are.