Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mrs. White's Prescription for Godly Mothers

Mrs. Sharon White has a blog called The Legacy of the Home. She has been a housewife for more than quarter of a century, granddaughter of a revival preacher, beloved wife, Mother of five and Grandmother of five. Here is a brief summary of one of her posts that gives a challenging prescription for those who want to be a godly mother!

Strive to live a simple, unworldly life.

Read the Bible more than any other reading material. Read it to ponder. Read it while praying. Read it while weeping. Read it for strength.

Pray with all thy heart and soul and strength.

Live out your commitments without wavering…You will be a shining example of a dedicated, responsible soul if you can be trusted to keep your word.

Work hard…whether it is in your housekeeping, cooking, mothering, gardening or what have you. Do it with pride and commitment.

Talk about God with your children.

Offer grace and mercy to your children. Do not hold grudges. Forgive at once…Forgive, smile, show compassion and love them with every bit of your strength.

Speak life into your children…Praise them and tell them how much you love them.

Do good things for your children…Make a pleasant and loving home for your family…Show them love through your actions.

Live out a godly life before them. Pray openly. Read your Bible openly…

Confess your faults…Show them that none of us are flawless, but God has great mercy and we can only cling to Him as the source of our hope.

 Never bend. Know what your convictions are and do not change them with the times. Do not try to join in sinful, worldly living just to be friends with your children. You are the Mother. You are the example. You must stay strong and live out a godly, holy life before your family. Do not bend to their childish, immature worldly whims. I cannot stress this enough. Children will grow up, remembering your example. One day they will cling to the old ways and realize it was your source of strength. Long after you are dead and gone, dear mother, they will remember your strong character and godly ways. Don’t underestimate the power of a committed, godly life. {I wrote this whole point out since I loved it SO much!}

Realize that money and things are never going to be more important than one’s convictions…Do not let money, things, or the world’s standard of life destroy your only chance of bringing up godly children.

She looks well to the ways of her household,
 and eats not the bread of idleness.
Proverbs 31:27

*Please go visit her blog to read this post in its entirety. She has also written a few books! One is called Mother's Faith and it is a "collection of essays from a homeschooling mother of five, who has suffered through heartbreak and worry over her teenagers and young adults. Here you will find encouragement, hope, and support in your efforts at raising a godly generation in this difficult world."
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