“Older women likewise are to…teach what is good,
and so train the young women to love their husbands and children…
and to be working at home… that the Word of God may not be reviled.”
I had a hard day recently.
A day when the hours were long and the needs were great.
A day when my patience was running low and tempers were flaring high…
almost as high as the pile of dishes in the sink.
But not quite as high as my mountains of laundry – some waiting to be washed, others waiting to be folded.
Have you ever had a day like this?
Thankfully, these days are few and far between for me, and I know with certainty that it’s because I’ve had the privilege of learning from godly women (and one in particular – my mom).
Learning about how to have a relationship with God that is real – it’s real on the easy days, and just as real on the hard ones.
Learning about how to tuck truth away in my heart, so it’s ready for me to claim on days like this.
Learning about how to take everything to God in prayer – all my burdens, all my anxieties, all my questions, doubts, and fears.
Because He’s strong enough to bear them, and He’s kind enough to want to.
Never underestimate the influence you bear in the life of another.
Especially if you’re a mom.
Because perhaps one day years from now, your own children will look back and call you “blessed” (Proverbs 31:28)…
the way I do my mom.