Monday, August 6, 2018
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." Ephesians 6:10 NKJV
Be strong in the Lord: what exactly does this mean? It certainly doesn't mean we should do whatever first comes to mind. I think most of us wouldn't do the things we first think of every time.
Maturity usually means we aren't impulsive, and we think before we do. Under duress, I may not think straight. My children can spark responses from my mouth others don't ever hear.
I don't curse, but I can be short, have a bad attitude, or use a tone I wouldn't use with someone else. There are times I need to express my feelings about a topic or person and I want to get my point across without a debate.
I am the mother of two lawyers, who are experts on cross examination. As I said last week, my son has been practicing his court demeanor on his mother for years. Rachel has a strong opinion on everything.
I don't allow these two to bully me but I don't try to "win" an argument either. I'm not big on who "wins" or "looses"in a game or a discussion. I really don't care.
I am the mother and I'm concerned for their souls. I want each child to honor the Lord, and respect people. These are attributes I know they value most of the time.
My resolve regarding these matters is strong and unwavering, and it will be until God calls me home. I can't think of anything more important to me since before my children were born.
I'm not going to be moved, shaken or defeated since I pray about these important issues on a regular basis. As we love others we declare strong words of victory and purpose over their lives. You don't need to be a parent to feel the same way about loved ones!