Encouragement for Moms

“Ministry means being “all there.” It means rejoicing that you get to show your children how to peddle a tricycle, make their bed, build good memories, and share their toys with others. You serve your family, and ultimately your heavenly Father, by helping your child do that puzzle for the seventeenth time, by washing those sticky fingers, by planting a little garden, by acting out Bible stories and praying together, and by preparing for their daddy’s return as the highlight of your day!”

Jani Ortland writes this beautiful post about our role in mothering first: Ministry, Guilt and Mothering. I found so much encouragement and freedom in it as I focus on my primary ministry: my family. I hope it does the same for you.

“Are you discouraged as you spend day after day immersed in the mundane tasks of mothering? Then think of the honor of guiding the spiritual and intellectual and social development of young minds and hearts. Think of the thrill of teaching them eternal truths from God’s Word. Think of the importance of teaching your young children how to live under authority, and of preparing them for future relationships by teaching them about love and trust. Think of the delight of sending one more godly, vibrant, strong, secure, loving young person into this needy world with the courage to live well for Christ’s sake. What a worthy investment!”

(To read the whole post, click here or on the blue highlighted above.)

2 responses to “Encouragement for Moms”

  1. It is always good to read something like this, that encourages me in my life’s mission. Thank you for this!


  2. Just now getting back to this article to read it in it’s entirety. Just what I needed after these last couple of weeks. THANK YOU!


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