Sunday, February 12, 2012
NOW A MOTHER OF ADULTS
God has been speaking to me about my new role as "mother" for my adult children and their spouses. It is very clear that He has been showing me that praying for them daily is my highest calling in their lives. I no longer need to "rear" them, that part is obviously completed. I cannot shepherd their hearts daily, as they are no longer under our roof. I can; however, have the honor of lifting up their specific needs, their cares and their marriages to their Heavenly Father who loves them even more than I do. In each of them I see strengths and I see weaknesses, so I ask God to use their strengths for His Glory and I ask Him to take their weaknesses and "refine" them into something beautiful for Him. I love Brent and his wife, Christy. I love Cara and her husband, Dan. I strive to see them through God's eyes and to love them unconditionally. They are all on a road of sanctification that holds both hills and valleys. They will be on this road until they breathe their last breaths and as long as I have breath from my Father, I am committed to daily go before God and lift them up. My children and their spouses: a gift from the Most High that I truly treasure!