One Mom Heart to Another
A few weeks ago, after church one day at lunch, I was talking to Clay and said, "Someone needs to put visual messages together in support of motherhood. Something that will create life, buzz, encouragement and inspiration."
It seems there is support for everything else, but a mother's role is so very important to the shaping of the next generation, and yet the significance of the role, and how to be a godly mom, is not taught in most churches. Moms are alone and unsupported and children are victims of every kind of abuse. Someone needs to begin putting together beautiful video messages about motherhood that gives life and validation to this Biblical design.
You see, I believe that God created mothers with the capacity to inspire greatness, build godly moral leaders who will take God's kingdom to bear in every area of life--government, medicine, the arts, literature, the military--that it is the shaping of souls that determines greatness of a people and cultivates virtuous faith.
It is not wonder Satan would allure women away from this important task in every possible way--and want to end marriages and devalue the home.
Motherhood is not just about meeting basic needs. God crafted motherhood to give women the opportunity to be warriors of righteousness in the battle of life. Women are intelligent and spiritual creatures who are capable of transforming history through building godly generations.
And yet, most of the young moms I know feel alone, untrained, weary and inadequate in this role because they have little or no support from their church, from older women, from their own mothers, and from the messages that have assaulted their hearts and minds.
And so, I called a friend of ours who produces wonderful professional videos, Allan Spiers, (slingstone productions) and asked him if he would help. I called a sweet friend with 4 children, and wrote a script with Clay and we filmed 2 days later. We asked Joel to compose the music.
The above is the result.
God is using Mothers to plant the seeds of the next generation through their homes and God's heart is with mothers and He wants to do great things.
These are the ones God called me to inspire and disciple,
Joy 17, Sarah, 28, Nathan, 23, Joel, 26
WOMEN WERE CREATED TO BE WISDOM TO EACH GENERATION!
Does not wisdom call out, and understanding lift up her voice?
I think that women are especially designed and equipped by God to dig down deep and bring beauty, faith, peace and hope to nations. A woman is at her best when she is creating life from the richness of her soul. I think that moms are the true heroes who will be the bearers of light when shadows threaten to overtake. They weave peace and love in homes where burdens are weighing on the shoulders of husbands. They sing songs of faith in the midst of life’s calamities.
They can model a child-like faith and rest in God when they live in the Sabbath rest of His provision even when physical provision is scant. I believe that moms can be the determining factor in our country during difficult times, to bring courage to bear as we wait on God and follow His ways.
In our days of faith-challenging changes of moral foundations and volatile uncertainties,in an era of confusion when biblical motherhood is often disdained or dismissed as irrelevant or unimportant in a post-modern culture, we are ripe for a movement of the Holy Spirit.
There is need for an intentional movement of godly women to hold forth the ideals, to inspire confidence, strength, faith and good works and in the midst, to develop deep friendships–as I believe that God created women to be the wisdom bringers, gate-keepers and civilizers of culture through relationship.
Will you please join me in sending this message and this video to moms all over so that they join in a movement, voice their needs, pray together for strength and wisdom to be the women, and mothers that God created us to be?
This is my heart for this year, 2013, and for our world, for moms to make a difference in bringing a revival in faith in God, in civilizing nations and in raising heroes who will take His messages to a lost world who longs for his love.
I believe with all of my heart that mothers are designed by God, with His intentional wisdom to be so significant in the passing on of the gospel through our homes and then into the world.
Please tell me your ideas, your thoughts, and please help me spread our messages to the world to let our voices be heard and to let our culture know God is on the move, and where there is a movement of God, there is always hope!
May God bless you in your role as a mother, bringing His light to your children, today!