Inside the soul of every mother lies a heart that becomes a repository of sweet memories, hard lessons, glorious victories, ordinary days, glaring failures, and God’s grace over the years of mothering. The heart of a mother who has given birth to the future of mankind or has lovingly adopted the seeds of the next generation also develops rooms of unsurpassed greatness and quiet strength. These are the rooms of a mother’s heart.
When you truly understand the deep purpose of motherhood, the joy will come rushing into your home and into your heart. If you falsely believe that you are merely a babysitter, a cook, a maid, or a laundress, there will be little joy in your area of influence. However, if you are finally able to convince yourself that you are changing the course of history for the kingdom of God, it is in that miraculous moment that the lavish joy of motherhood will come rushing into your life in magnificent proportions.
Joy always follows knowing one’s purpose. You are a woman of eternal and perpetual purpose! You are raising the Daniels, the Esthers, and the Peters of the next generation, so do it with unbridled joy! The most expansive work you will ever complete will be among the ordinary people whom you know the best and love the most.
Every prayer you have prayed has been heard, sweet mama. He has inclined His very ear over the gates of heaven and has given you His undivided attention. Every desire you have whispered to your heavenly Father is not forgotten. Your desires are of utmost importance to Him. He longs to hear you express your heartfelt desires and then lay them at His nail-scarred feet. Every song you choose to sing in the middle of piles of Legos, macaroni and cheese stuck to the kitchen cabinet, and little ones clinging to your legs is a glorious anthem to heaven’s ears.
God is well able to give you the grace that you need for every challenging day or even for every mundane day of mothering. He loves your children more than you ever could and He has chosen to partner with you in developing their character, their temperament, and their walk of faith.
You have been chosen to raise the specific children in your home. Do it with grace, strength, honor, and joy!