I wrote this over 2 years ago, but thought it would be fitting to share since it is Mother’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there! Your service in loving and raising your kids blesses the heart of God and your reward will be great!
I was just sitting in my rocking chair holding my precious son, Caleb, crying over him. I find that I have some of the most powerful encounters and words from the Lord just holding Caleb in my arms, admiring him. The Lord has made him in such a way where he loves to be loved and held. Therefore I have plenty of time throughout the day and night in silence just holding my little one.
I was just expressing my thoughts to Jesus, saying in my heart how even more than I desire to heal the sick, raise the dead, prophesy with power, and have an anointed message to preach, I desire to simply be a mom who learns to love. I truly felt God’s delight over me as I was pouring out my heart. I don’t think I’ve ever expressed that to Him before. In my mind, I’ve never really esteemed the calling of a mother. I’ve more or less thought that the calling of a revivalist or mighty preacher of the Word to be greater than a calling of a mother… until this moment when the Lord spoke to my spirit, “The calling of a mother is a high and noble calling.” I felt Him emphasize “noble” to me. I felt the weightiness of what He spoke and knew He was sincere in His statement to me. The witness of His words in my spirit caused me to actually believe what He said to be true.
At the end of my life, I want to stand before the King of Kings, the Father of Glory and Majesty, the loving Son of God, and I want Him to say of me, “Well done good and faithful servant, you have learned to love.” Oh I yearn to be a woman who loves! I yearn to love like Jesus loves me! For real, His love is so unfathomable and uncontainable and beyond anything you or I can ever imagine with our human minds. I am struck by the waves of His unconditional love for me even as I am typing this. His love is so intense and overwhelming. Oh I yearn to know this Man of passionate love! I’m so blessed to be a mother who serves a God who loves so extravagantly and who helps me love in return!