Saturday, September 20, 2014

Become a Sheep Mother, Not a Goat

Goats leave their little kids for hours while they go off to forage for food, whereas the sheep never go any further than earshot from their little lambs. I thought of all the mothers who leave their little ones to go off for hours to their jobs and careers. This is goat mothering. I would rather be a sheep mother and belong to God's company, wouldn't you?

Satan wants to devour your children. He wants to get hold of their minds and infiltrate them with subtle deceptions against God and His truth. He wants to mar their spirits and take away their purity. He wants to destroy their souls.

This is why Satan hates mothers being in the home. They stand in his way. He wants them out of the way so he can do his work. He wants their children in day cares and the public education system that is becoming more and more foreign to everything that is biblical.

King David cried out that if we want our sons to be like plants grown up in their youth {mature and steadfast} and our daughters to be strong and beautiful like the pillars in a palace we have to get rid of all that is foreign to God and His Word {Psalm 144:11-13}.

Each new day we have to plan, prepare, and provide wholesome food for children's bodies. It is a negligent mother who does not care what her children eat. It is an ignorant mother who thinks that endlessly cooking and preparing nutritious meals is wasting her time. It is a powerful part of her mothering.

It is just as important to plan and prepare food for their soul and minds. It is a careless mother who lets them have unlimited electronic access and does not lead them to food that nourishes and stimulates their minds.

However, most important of all, she must plan, prepare, and provide 
fresh food each day for their spirits.

Rescue me and deliver me out of the hand of aliens, 
Whose mouth speaks deceit 
And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
Psalm 144:11

***This entire post is excerpts from Nancy Campbell and an article she wrote 
Shepherding Our Flock. She has a free magazine she sends out with many 
articles encouraging mothers in their role as wife and mother.