This is, by far, probably one of the greatest blessings that the Lord can bestow upon us,
apart from coming to know the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Savior.
It is the most privileged ministry in which we can participate
Having said that, I realize that the Lord has called some special ladies
to never know this privileged ministry of being a mother.
If this is something that the Lord has chosen for you to not take part in,
and that was not of your choosing,
my heart is truly broken for you.
Let me encourage you in the Lord. Only the Lord Himself can
sustain and fulfill you. He says that we are “complete in Him” (Col. 2:10).
The very character of our God is your comfort and strength.
His name “El-Shaddai” means the all-sufficient One.
His name “El-Roi” means the God that sees.
His name “El-Shammah” means the God who is always there, ever present.
We have an “all sufficient” God who “sees” all that is in our hearts,
and is “always there” for us.
He will never fail us, and we can trust a God like that.
If this is what He has chosen for some of you, it is
a greater walk of faith than many of us will ever know.
It could give you a depth to your walk with Him that will bring great spiritual
blessing, if you choose to yield this to the sovereign Lord who loves you.
Scripture says in Psalm113:9….. “He maketh the barren woman to keep house,
and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.”
This is an interesting scripture, and I have seen the Lord do this in the lives of many women
by giving them children that others could not care for through adoption or foster care.
I have also seen the Lord give these women many children in the Lord, meaning
the ones they have led to the Lord, or been able to mentor and help to grow in the Lord.
This is an amazing gift given to many specially called ladies. I honor you if
this is how you are carrying out the calling as a “mother”.
May the Lord continue to bless you greatly, and may you have much eternal fruit.
May all of us who have been called to be Mothers realize the awesome
privilege and responsibility that this ministry is.
To raise these little ones “up in the nurture and admonition of the
Lord” (Ephes. 6:4) means a lifetime of seeking the Lord with humble hearts
and many hours in persistent prayer.
Then, as most of us know, it is only by the grace of God that these little
ones come to maturity in Christ and seek Him with all their heart
all the rest of their lives.
Some of the passages that I have prayed for my children
as they grew up, now I am praying the same passages for my grandchildren.
Colossians 1:9-11: “…that ye might be filled with the knowledge of His will
in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,
that ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing,
being fruitful in every good work,
and increasing in the knowledge of God;
strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power,
unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness.”
Philippians 1:9-11: “…that your love may abound yet more and more
in knowledge and in all judgment; that ye may approve
things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence
till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness,
which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.”
And in more recent years… Isaiah 61:3b:
“…that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord,
that He might be glorified.”