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Dear Reader,

Last time, I examined some fundamental truths about womanhood. Today, I will go further by looking closely at one of the divine assignments of a woman – Being A Mother!

God’s Word says: He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children (Psalms 113:9).  Therefore, there is a relationship between womanhood and being a mother.  So, one of the divine assignments of a woman is to her children.

God’s purpose for womanhood is not only for replenishing and filling up the earth, but because He is seeking godly seeds, which is one of the divine assignments.  His Word says: And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed (Malachi 2:15).  As a woman, therefore, the most important duty or responsibility you have towards your children is to train them in the way of the Lord, so that they will be godly.

Children, like adults, are made up of spirits, souls and bodies and have needs in these three areas: Spiritual, Mental and Emotional.

As a mother, spiritually, you are obliged to help your children have personal relationship with God, and grow in the knowledge of Him.

It will be wrong for you to assume that your children are going to heaven simply because they are born into a Christian home or because they attend Sunday school.  No! They must confess Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour.  It is, therefore, a divine assignment for you, as a mother, to teach them to do this, because a personal relationship with Jesus is the cornerstone of life (Acts 4:12).

I allowed our children see from the Word that even when their father or I is not with them, God is there.  This created the fear of God in their hearts, rather than the fear of men.  Creating a God-consciousness is not to make them terrified of God, but to create a holy reverence for His ever-abiding presence.  This was clearly illustrated in the life of Joseph.  No one was there to supervise Joseph in Egypt, yet he refused to commit adultery with Potiphar’s wife (Genesis 39:9) thus helping us to see the importance of godly upbringing.

One of the major ways of meeting your children’s emotional needs, as a mother, is through interaction.  Children need to be talked to, their questions answered, and their need for a confidant and friend met.  You need to study your children individually because each child is peculiar and slightly different from the other.

You need to learn how to draw your children out of their shells and help them discuss whatever they have on their minds.  Make time out to have long talks with each child, let your children know that they each have free access to discussions with you, whenever they require it.  Come down to your children’s level, and be approachable.

Mentally, it is also important for you, as a mother, to know that your children’s mindset is tender and impressionable. What they watch on television, for example, listen to and read will affect them.  Therefore, whatever will destroy their minds must be censored.  If need be, refuse to allow them participate in unedifying activities in school and create alternative interesting activities for them, so they will not feel they are missing out on anything.

As a mother, if you have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, being able to satisfy your children’s spiritual, mental and emotional needs may be difficult. Therefore, if you are not born again and would want to give your life to Christ say this prayer along with me: “Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. I believe You died and rose on the third day for my sins.  I accept You as my Lord and Saviour.  Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”

Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you in Jesus’ Name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through contact@faithoyedepo.org, pstfaithoyedepo@gmail.com; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.

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