“Push, Melissa, PUSH. This baby needs to come out right now.”
And suddenly I carried a new title: Mom.
Before me was a human life. My husband and I were responsible for meeting all her needs: making sure she is in a safe place, has appropriate garments, learns manners and values, has an understanding of her life in Christ, learns right from wrong, appreciates boundaries, demonstrates respect, becomes loving and nurturing….need I go on? He’d given us - two fallible people - the awesome responsibility of parenting this innocent little girl into a person that would glorify Him. And, He did it without a test. God simply whispered, “I chose you.”
That is more pressure if you ask me.
Some of life with children is simple, but much of it is complex. As mothers (and fathers), it is our job to dig deep into Scripture so that we can instruct them in a Godly way. With the Lord as our teacher, this doesn’t necessitate the need for others. However, as we navigate through the parenting journey, being surrounded, encouraged, and perhaps given new ideas or perspective from other Christian mothers who are also relying on Christ and striving to raise Godly children is a valuable gift.
Matthew 18:20 says, “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”
Through community with one another, we experience the living company of the very same Lord that first whispered, “I chose you.”
Recently, two new blogs were formed by Christian mothers looking to network with other moms in His name. For those of you raising girls like myself, MODsquad (Mothers of Daughters squad) has a website, Facebook, and twitter. And, for mothers of boys, The MOB Society (The Mother Of Boys Society) has its own site, Facebook, and twitter. If you have boys and girls, you are welcomed by both groups!
In the quiet of one’s day, women across the country are coming together in His name. We may be in separate homes, but we are gathered together around the same Christ-focused readings, uniting us in an online experience that will empower you as you encourage your children to walk the right path in life.
Who doesn’t love that?