"Motherhood is the privilege of molding a life and
shaping a character whose influence will extend into eternity.
It is the opportunity of beginning a life and leading it back to God."
~ Author Unknown
"Her children rise up and call her blessed,
and her husband also, and he praises her."
* My daughters and me celebrating Mother's Day over tea and precious fellowship this past week *
My overflowing cup of blessings are the words which echo from my heart.
Thank you God, for entrusting me with two
beautiful daughters and four handsome grandsons to love and care for
with whom belong to You, first and foremost.
Years ago when my daughters were very young
I wrote some words at the end of Proverbs 31 in my Bible.
"Mother's must live a godly life so her children will
want the Christ she serves."
As a mother and grandmother,
my mothering efforts and energies have been focused on
one goal: to raise each child and grandchild to
know, love, serve and honor the Lord all the days of their lives.
The children of our Proverbs 31 woman give her life
its highest reward. They bless her. They praise her.
The children experience the sweet fruits of her virtues,
and she experiences the sweet fruits of their lives
and rejoices in them.
Truly her cup of blessing overflows!
My precious daughters are no longer living in our home,
they are both grown women with family's of their own now.
My care has not ceased, for I now share my mothering efforts
through a long-distance outpouring of love towards them.
We have become friends ~ my heart rejoices
when they rise up and bless me with the love they have for me, as their mother.
Every minute-indeed every second we spend giving the gift
of time and of ourselves to our children
is an investment in their character and in their future.
As a Grandmother ~ I also have the privilege to join together with God
and help train up the next generation,
those who will, in turn, train up the generation
that comes after them.
"Train up a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not depart from it."
We are responsible to hand down the Truth
from generation to generation.
Another note I made to myself at the end of Proverbs 31 many years ago was;
"The secret of the Proverbs 31 women was that
she feared the Lord.
She loved her God, and therefore,
she was a blessing to her family.
"Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that
fears the Lord, she shall be praised."
Oh Precious Heavenly Father,
cause us to glean the Truths found in Proverbs 31,
and trust You in helping us to apply them
to our own lives passing them on to the next generation
so they will grow up knowing You.
Loving You. Serving You and bringing glory to Your Holy Name.
Mother's Day Blessings!
~ Debbie ~