Before we get to "How to be a Successful Mother" I have an exciting announcement.
"Devotions For the First Few Days" is officially available in print! You can buy it from Create Space right now or get it from Amazon (great way to use those swagbuck's gift cards)
Order it now for Mother's Day, it's only $5.
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This devotion today is an excerpt from the book, hope you enjoy. And please share this post if the book has been a blessing to you.
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
What makes a successful Mother? Is she the mother whose children become doctors and lawyers? Or is she the woman who raises future homemakers like herself? Or is a successful mother simply one whose children will one day contribute to society, and stay out of trouble?
The most important mission of motherhood has nothing to do with our children’s future success in life and everything to do with their future relationship with God. We can have a thousand dreams for our children, but the most important one is that they one day know Christ as their personal Savior. Everything else pales in comparison.
Proverbs 22:6 says that if we train up our children in the way they should go, when they are old, they will not depart from it. This scripture, of course, begs the question: How do I know how to “train up my child”? Rather than make this a needless area of worry, we can rest assured of two things; God promises to give us wisdom if we ask (James 1:5), and it is God’s will that our children will one day come to know Christ as Savior (2 Peter 3:9).
The Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent, Creator of the Universe, cares about our children’s salvations and wants each and every one of them to know His Son as Savior. The fact that God so desperately wants your children to be His is a huge comfort and can give you extra faith and boldness when you pray for their salvation. We can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God desires our children’s salvation more than we ever possibly could.
Will you learn along with me? Let's encourage one another.