The Present Of Presence - Leaning on the Promises of God for Moms

The Present of Presence

Our lives as mothers are often filled up with hurry and demand: chores, lists, and a multitude of responsibilities. There are so many ideals we feel we absolutely must live up to: clean houses, ordered lives, and children who accurately know math and Scripture and play their instruments perfectly, besides having just the right number of friends and activities. In the face of so much urgent need, our “Martha” lives often take over as we contemplate how to get it all done.

Yet these demands and ideals, the constant busyness and bustle, are not what will actually reach the hearts of our children and shape them into beautiful souls.

Christ did not create disciples who would literally die out of their love for Him by giving them a list of moral rules or commandments on how to live. What He gave them was the gift of His own very present life. He lived with them so that they experienced His love intimately throughout the moments of their days. He showed them what it meant to be a servant leader by healing, comforting, and compassionately sharing His loving redemption with needy and humble people.

Jesus showed us mothers how to disciple our children by being a model Himself. He laid down His life, not just in death, but also day by day with the souls He was shaping. This is what mothers do as well, laying down our lives for our children in order to create disciples for Christ with deep, rich souls.

His Promises

The generous will prosper;

those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.

Proverbs 11:25

Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:2

Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.

1 John 3:18

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