137- I Am Called to Mothering
December 27, 1984
Father I know You have more of me now. Something really happened in my will and in my heart–since my encounter with You last week.
Christmas morning I took Mary Lynn to work at 6:30am—in fact, I just realized I have awakened at 5am each day since my revelation of materialism and covetousness. Thank You, Father. And thank You that we did not move to NY. The support of friends has been vital at this time.
It is in my heart to want to spend more time with the boys– listening, sharing, reading, playing. I want each one to feel special and loved.
1 Cor 1:26 For consider your calling, brethren…
28 …God has chosen the things that are not, that He might nullify the things that are…
29 so that no man may boast before God…
30 But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,
31 so that just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.
This is such a wonderful revelation to me:
I am called to mothering. This has baffled me. Before Dan and I were married we put the subject of having children in Your hands, completely relying on Your will to be done.
When I was released from public school teaching and then the Christian school teaching job did not work out that fall, I realized I was very relieved. The car hop and cashier jobs caused me to feel you were directing me away from kids’ work.
But God chose something that WAS NOT so that I could NOT BOAST before Him. I was not yearning to be a mom, I was yearning to do Your will. And You gave me the calling to raise children as Your gift.
This fills me with excitement in my Spirit from my head to my toes. Not only does this say to me that the results are Yours, but the responsibility is Yours, too. It is ‘by His doing.’
I was impure, foolish, unholy, lost. Jesus Christ became my wisdom, righteousness, my sanctification, my redemption. BY HIS DOING I am in Christ Jesus. I am so grateful.