Saturday, May 10, 2014

My Mother's Day Thoughts....

Tomorrow has been set aside as 'Mother's Day,' a day to thank our mothers and grandmothers, and to honor all the women around us who have braved the battles of motherhood.  The shops are full of flowers and boxes of chocolate and schmaltzy cards about how fantastic our mother was.

For those who do not have a mother who filled that role... HOPEFULLY, we have SOMEONE in our lives that walked out that self sacrificing role before our eyes so we have an inkling of what it would look like.

I search my role models most especially now, because I am the mother.

I am the one with little eyes on me.  I am the one whose hands and heart and words are shaping and raising up the tomorrow's men and women.... future mamas and daddies.  It is far too great a work for me.

So I lean on YHWH.  Everyday, many times a day, I call on Him.

"What should I do?"
"What should I say?"
"How do I face this seemingly insurmountable task?"

And He leads me.

I read...

Psalm 121
I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.

I read Psalm 91, Psalm 23, Psalm 1, Psalm 128, Proverbs 31, Titus 2.... and on and on and on.

The word says at Psalm 27:10 "When my father and my mother forsake me, Then YHWH will take care of me."

If we don't have mothers and fathers that we can look up to during these times in our lives....
We can look to YHWH.  No.... we MUST look to YHWH.

I pray that I can LIVE this out for my children.

And when I fail, I pray that my children will at least walk away with the knowledge...
That they too must look to YHWH.

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