You Are a Powerful, Effective Mama
You have important lessons to teach your children. Solomon told his son:
Hear, my son, your father’s instruction
And do not forsake your mother’s teaching;
Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head
And ornaments about your neck.
Later he said this about the teachings of fathers and mothers:
When you walk about, they will guide you;
When you sleep, they will watch over you;
And when you awake, they will talk to you.
For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light;
And reproofs for discipline are the way of life . . .
Your children need the teaching of their mother. Be confident that you personally have lessons to teach them.
What is something you want to make sure they learn above all else? Today would be a great day to work on that one thing. What can you implant that will help your child the rest of his or her life — wherever he is, whatever she is doing?
Solomon went on to say that the light of that teaching would help a son in a very specific way:
. . . To keep you from the evil woman,
From the smooth tongue of the adulteress.
Wow! We’d all like to keep our sons away from that kind of person and from lots of other temptations, too. That is what you are doing every day with your patient, faithful parenting. Good job, Mama.
The apostle Paul said this about the teaching of Timothy’s mother and of his grandmother, too.
For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you,
which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois
and your mother Eunice,
and I am sure that it is in you as well.
2 Timothy 1:5
Thank you for this good word!