Today’s podcast is all about bible verses for moms! And this week’s podcast sponsor is: Family Life Ministries. Check out their latest product, Passport2Identity – and stay tuned for an upcoming contest!
Moms, what do you do on those days when you feel like you just aren’t doing enough? Or that you’re not living up to what God has planned for you? What do you if you feel like – and let’s be real here- that you’re just not measuring up, that you’re practically failing at motherhood? My prayer is that you don’t feel this way…but so many of us do, and at so many odd times throughout our path of motherhood. On this podcast, I want to share with you some key scriptures that today I am finding complete solace and comfort in. These scriptures are helping me to – not cope through motherhood- but enjoy motherhood, and I hope that I can encourage you to do the same.
And if you are already on a happy road trip, then hopefully these verses will serve as a source of encouragement and support on those days when your journey isn’t quite filled with joy. As my motto still remains at Christian Homeschool Moms, my goal is to help moms homeschool with joy. And how can we homeschool with joy when the very basic part of that process- the parenting part- isn’t joyful?
First off, let me level with you about joy. I don’t by any means discount those days when we’re just having a rough time with our kids- teaching them, training them, mentoring them- and chalk it up to a simple instruction for all moms to “homeschool with joy, y’all!” It’s not that easy, I know. It’s not a magic pill. You can’t read a book, attend a bible study, or even listen to a podcast like this one, and find yourself in an immediate state of bliss, ready to take the reigns of parenting by the hands and demand joy in your home. Learning to live joyfully is a process. And by the same token, learning to train up our kids, as the word of God commands, is a process that lasts for as long as our kids are growing up in our homes.
With this in mind, I’d like to share some key scripture that has helped to center me back around the main focus of what my parenting should be. With these verses in mind, I know that with time, day after day, week after week, month after month, I’ll be empowered to walk in the divine joy that God has offered to each of us moms. It’s a type of joy that is connected with a fruit of the Spirit called peace. They work hand in hand. Joy is more than a state of happiness. It’s a state of being that only the Spirit of God can give us- and it’s essential to have joy in order to parent effectively.
Loving and embracing our place in this world as moms is a gift to be cherished. It only lasts for a short while as we will one day launch our kids out into the world. It is with a spirit of joy that we will be able to see the following scriptures more clearly:
Bible Verses For Moms
Our Job As Parents
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Our Children’s Responsibilities
Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Our Reward as Moms of Faith
Tell your children about it, let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.
Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
So the next children would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.
May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your children.
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
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