When Nicholas was being dedicated to the Lord at 3 months old, my Pastor exhorted on a scripture that I’d heard many times during baby dedications at our church –
“3 See, children are a gift from the Lord. The children born to us are our special reward. 4 The children of a young man are like arrows in the hand of a soldier. 5 Happy is the man who has many of them. They will not be put to shame when they speak in the gate with those who hate them.” -Psalms 127:3-5
My Pastor wisely showed us that as an arrow in the hand of the Lord, my husband and I (alongside our family and the rest of Nicholas’ village) have a few things to do, but the things that stood out the most to me are:
- Aim him toward the direction he needs to go in life which further means that it’s our job to SEEK THE LORD on what Nick’s purpose is and steer him that way
- Release him; when the time is right hubby and I will need to release him to do life on his own, trusting that we’ve given him all the tools he needs to be a conquerer
At this point in his life, and mine, the first point is the most important; aiming my son.
Parenthood is such a large responsibility but motherhood takes on a weight of it’s own that is very unique. As a mom, it is my duty to pray and cover my child on a regular basis alongside a host of other things and honestly, the thought of it all can get overwhelming but I am comforted by the fact that I am not in this alone and neither are you.
The Holy Spirit lives within us to teach us ALL THINGS!
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all things I have said to You” -John 14:26
Motherhood is no exception! I used to get very stressed by the thoughts of making sure I do everything perfect as a mother. From how much food I feed him to the things I allow him to watch/listen to, to praying over every single area of his present and future life; as a mom, it’s easy for our concern level to be at an all time high when we think of all need to juggle with our children. But a renewed understanding of this scripture has put all my anxiety to rest.
The Holy Spirit has been assigned to me (and all of us!) and one of this main jobs is to HELP!
So, if your’e a single mother – the Holy Spirit is your helper.
If you’re a SAHM – the Holy Spirit is your helper.
If you are juggling work, school, church, motherhood, and wifehood – the Holy Spirit is your helper.
Regardless of your situation, you have help and you’re never alone! If you need help with your child in a particular area, ask the Holy Spirit to guide and teach you what would work best for your child’s situation. Be honest and open with the Holy Spirit about your needs and where you need assistance and I 100,000% know and believe that you will receive ALL the help you need!
I recently released a video about Jesus being your best friend – the same concept applies here! When you’re open with our Father, He will not neglect to provide you with everything you need in motherhood AND every other area of your life.
As always, I hope that this was an encouragement to you! I love you all!! <3
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