Twenty three years ago Motherhood changed my relationship with God. As soon as I experienced the sweet love for my children, I had a new understanding of God’s Love for His children. “Behold what manner of Love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” (1 John 3:1)
As children of God, we are God’s heritage. He has entrusted us as parents to love and care for His children. “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of THE womb is a reward.” (Psalms 37:3)
My Mom and both of my Grandma’s faith influenced many lives as I was growing up. Their faith is still a great influence in our family today. They were and are great examples of “living by faith”. The prayers that they have prayed over their children when they were younger are still being answered today. My Mom has carried the mantle of faith throughout her life. I share that same faith in God and can only hope to carry the mantle as gracefully and beautifully as her. I live to reflect and share this faith to my (God’s) children. I pray that as a mother, the Lord will continue to give me wisdom and guidance. As my husband and I have partnered together in building his kingdom, we have striven first to build a household of faith.
There are so many blessings that come with Motherhood. I am thankful that God has given me two biological blessings, and I’m just as thankful He has placed with us our three adopted blessings. They are each His children first. The verse Psalms 37:3 is not written “the fruit of YOUR womb” but it instead reads “the fruit of THE womb is a reward”. Our “fruit” (His children) came directly from the Lord! I am thankful that despite God choosing another womb to place three of our children in; they remain His Children first. They have been entrusted to us at a later time then “in the womb” but they have brought us so many blessings and rewards!
Therefore, I will always “live by faith” as my Mom, Grandma and those before them did. I will continue to pray over my children and watch as the Lord answers the prayers in his perfect way and timing. I will take careful care of the fruit (His heritage) that has been given to me. And I will live to train them up to be used for His glory!
I will train them in the way they should go, so that when they are old they will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6)