(Post by: Michelle Hobbs)
I am writing this on Mother’s Day after being reminded of a fundamental truth. One that our society has attempted to ignore and the enemy has worked vehemently to make us disbelieve.
Mothers are dangerous!
We could be an overwhelmingly dangerous force in the world and a completely victorious force in the spiritual realm if we would function in our God-given capacity. The enemy knows this, friends, and he has so very cleverly disarmed us by making us think that our occupations outside the home are more important, more valuable, than our influence within the home.
The truth is actually this…Christian mothers (and fathers) are in a unique position to raise up a generation that could take back our country and make it a Christian nation once again.
Who else can do it?
The public schools are not going to raise up a generation that will stand for truth and righteousness. No! In fact, it should be clear to all of us that the schools have completely given in to evil at this point. They have taken God out of everything, sexualized curriculum, kept secrets from parents, allowed kids to act like animals, or to pretend to be whatever gender they desire that day.
Do we really think the church can do it? Even if you are fortunate enough to attend a Bible believing, completely sold out to Jesus kind of church, they only have your kids for one or two hours a week. That is if our kids can even make it to church. You know, if they don’t have basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, track, etc…
What if we moms put more time and effort into making sure our children love Jesus, know the Bible, know how to share the Gospel, and can defend their faith than we put into getting them to every athletic team practice the school has to offer?
Speaking of schools…What if mothers became outraged enough by the evil indoctrination pushed onto our children by the public school system that we made the necessary sacrifices to educate our children at home?
It will require sacrifice. Sacrifice of extra finances. Sacrifice of our so-called prestige in the work world. Sacrifice of our personal time and our energy. Believe me, I know this full well. But I can tell you, it is absolutely worth it.
To see our kids walk with the Lord and share His love with others, there is nothing better! To see them stand for truth and become future leaders in our country; one that so desperately needs truth, only Christian moms (and dads) can make that happen!
Mothers, you have the power to shape, not only the souls of your children but those of generations to come. Let’s look to scripture to find out what responsibilities God has given to mothers.
In Exodus 2, we read the story of the birth of Moses; the man God would use to free His people from captivity in Egypt. Moses, by Egyptian rule, should have been put to death upon his birth. However, his mother had great courage and faith in God, and hid him for three months. When she could hide him no longer, she placed him in a basket among the reeds along the bank of the Nile River. He was rescued by Pharaoh’s daughter, and ultimately grew into the man who parts the Red Sea and receives the Ten Commandments.
In 2 Timothy 1:5, Paul mentions the faithfulness of Eunice and Lois, the mother and grandmother of Paul’s disciple Timothy. He says, “I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” Timothy’s godly upbringing is discussed again in 2 Timothy 3:14-15, “You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Jesus Christ.”
Jesus, Himself, speaks of the gravity of influencing children. Matthew 18:6-7 says, “If anyone causes one of these little ones – those who believe in me – to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come.”
Moms, let’s take a long, hard look at our children and the things we are allowing them to be exposed to and influenced by. I beg of you, be brutally honest with yourself. Did that warning you just read from Jesus cause a hitch in your breath? You, personally, may not be teaching them ungodly things, but you can be sure that the public-school curriculum, the TV shows, the movies, the music, the social media posts that we turn a blind eye to, for convenience sake, most certainly are.
I just watched a webinar by one of my spiritual mentors. He said, “The role of the parent is to cultivate virtue in our children. It is an obligation. We have the power to bless or to curse.” Make no mistake, if you are not actively and intentionally cultivating virtue in your kids, you are cultivating vice.
Luke 6:40 tells us that a student who is fully trained will become like their teacher. Who do you want your children to grow up to be like, the world or Christ?
Your children will carry whatever spiritual legacy you give to them. Are you praying? Are you reading God’s Word daily, absorbing it, and applying it? Do your children see you making Jesus the priority above all other commitments and activities? Are you making sacrifices in your own life so that you can create a strong foundation on which your children can stand?
Being a mom, the way God intended us to function, is a daunting task. A great and arduous work, full of demanding labor, effort, and sacrifice, but God is our ever-present help.
Now, go be the dangerous mothers God intended you to be!
SO, WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE?
= What kind of spiritual legacy are you leaving?
= Are you willing to be dangerous for the sake of the Kingdom?
= What are you going to do differently?
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