The most wonderful, hilarious, frustrating, exhausting, glorious, exhilarating, worrisome, stressful, job on the planet.
I experience every single one of those emotions in one single day.
My kids wake up with smiles on their face: wonderful.
They use a big-people word in small-people context: hilarious
They spill their chocolate milk on my newly mopped floor: frustrating.
They spend all night screaming and walk up at 6am like they’ve slept all night: exhausting.
They throw their arms around my neck and give me a sticky kiss and say, “I wuv you mommy”: glorious.
They finally “get” that thing I’ve been trying to teach them for months: exhilarating.
They ride their bike “fast” down our very safe, dead-end street: worrisome.
They suddenly insist on “I do it!” when we’re late running out the door: stressful.
You know what I’m talking about. but I wouldn’t trade this job for a corner office…EVER. You can keep your corporate title and executive paycheck, this job offers me far more than money could ever buy.
The Bible says that children are God’s inheritance to us.
Just think about that for a moment. What has society fed us the past few generations? Children are bothersome, expensive, and tiresome. Have 2, 3 if you must, any more than that and you’re getting ridiculous.
People with families nearing a dozen are circus freak-shows paraded around TV like they’re some oddity or something.
They are not odd and they are not a freak-show. They are people who understand what most people fail to grasp:
God has chosen to give us His inheritance in the form of children. Sadly, even Christians have chosen to view God’s inheritance with skepticism and even a little bit of disdain because it didn’t come in the form they thought it should.
But that is because we don’t understand Kingdom Currency. Kingdom currency is the only thing we can take to heaven with us: souls.
And while we need to evangelize the lost and make disciples of all nations, a mother’s first and foremost ministry is caring for the inheritance God has given her.
I’ll be honest and say that I still struggle to keep this in balance. Its very easy to entertain them with a cartoon or their favorite toy while we do “real ministry”, but they are real ministry!!
So, in honor of Mother’s Day, I am making May’s 30 Day Prayer Challenge available early. I want to get it out there before Mother’s Day because you may want to grab it and print a copy for your mom or your friend.
To get a copy of the 30 Day Prayer Challenge For Moms, visit my store here: 30 Day Prayer Challenge for Moms
- Rosilind, a Pacific Northwest native, is a missionary living in Croatia and married to her hero. Together they live in the country with their 2 active boys where she enjoys fruity candles and a hot cup of herbal tea on a blustery fall evening. She holds an Associates of Practical Theology and is passionate about discipling and encouraging women. Her passion for writing led her to author a number of books. She is the author of A Little R & R where she encourages women to find contentment in what God created them to be. She can also be found at these other places on a regular basis. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google +.