“Keys to being a good Mother”
Happy Mother’s day to all of the mothers! Thank God for all of the mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, stepmothers, mothers-in-laws and the special women who are like mothers because they have nurtured and poured into so many children. This is a special weekend blog to reflect on what it really means to be a mother and to remind us to go out of our way to honor/celebrate mothers.
The word mother can be defined in many ways. The standard definition is simply a woman in relation to her child or children, a female parent of a child. However, here are a few keys/tips on being a good MOTHER.
M = Model for her children, a good mother should provide the best example for her children. Practice Modeling the behavior you want your children to have. Mothers must remember that their children are always watching and learning from their conversation and conduct. (Titus 2:7)
O = Obedience to God, is the key to being a good model. When a mother has a relationship with God her desire is to please Him. Knowing God and obeying Him are ingredients for being a great mother. When a mother loves God, she will obey Him. (John 14:15)
T = Trains her children. Children can learn but we must train them. The Bible says train up a child in the way that they should go and when they are old, they will not depart. (Proverbs 22:6)
H = Handles her home. Home is where our stories begin and a good mother is responsible for keeping a good home. She keeps her home by managing it, cleaning it, organizing it, cooking meals and providing lots of home training for her children. (Titus 2:5)
E = Engages in the life of her children. A good mother is involved with her children. She supports, encourages and is present when no one else is there. Next to her husband, her children are her top priority.
R = Rest. This is probably the most challenging word for mothers. However, if a mother can get some rest, she can be a better mother. Rest will restore and refresh a mother. One of the ways to really bless a mother is to help her to get some rest or time for herself. Every good mother needs a Sabbath, time to be still and rest. (Exodus 20:8)
Until next week . . .