As A Mother


As a mother, I have had several goals in mind for my children.  First was to bring them to Christ.  Second was to instill in them a love of Christ's word.  Third and not least, was to show them the desirability of following in Christ's footsteps.

Before I could do or teach these things, there were things I had to learn.  As I studied, I found "By the power of the Spirit, our eyes were opened and our understandings were enlightened, so as to see and understand the things of God---" D&C 76:12.  Further studies pointed to the fact that we have to seek the Gift of the Holy Ghost in order to have inspiration in what to say when attempting to teach others the gospel of Christ.

I was always intrigued with the statement in Gen. 5:9 which says Noah walked with God.  I have known people who lived in such a way that they walked with God.  In watching them and studying the scriptures, I found I must live so as to keep the Lord's commandments, and ordinances thus preparing myself to be worthy of the companionship of the Holy Ghost. 

With this knowledge, I have striven to teach my children and their children to read the scriptures to acquire a knowledge of God's word and to pray for answers to questions they have.  For them to seek to develop their own testimony of God and Christ and their word.  That they should not live on other people's testimonies, rather to find their own. 
Light is something they have to seek.  I personally have sought help many times for the Spirit to aid me in my choices, and teachings.  I am not ready to be translated, but I have a love of the scriptures and Christ that I believe has spilled over to my family.  As a mother, I am glad to have the blue print in the word of Christ on how to raise my children and influence their children for good.  For this, I am glad.

Comments

kim d davies said…
My children are now all adults, but one of the most exciting things to me is how excited they all are about the Lord. The are eager to learn from His Word and are faithful attenders at church, and have a joy and eagerness in knowing and enjoying Him. As you say this is only because His Spirit is active and much prayer has gone into their lives. It has been amazing to see the way God has brought each of them to this point. I do think it is important for them to see the joy and the enjoyment there is in knowing God even when there is suffering involved in our lives....sometimes we, as parents stress the obedience part...but I have seen that they need to also so the great joy.
You have done a marvelous job in teaching us these things. Thanks for being such a great Mom!
bettyl said…
That's a great post! It's always a joy to know your kids are following Christ. Constant prayer is never a bad thing.
hummer said…
Thanks Ladies for your comments. I appreciate them.
A Frugal Friend said…
Just beautiful!

Stopping by from BPOTW!