Why do I write so much about motherhood? Aren't there other interests or Biblical priorities in my life? Of course my life is much broader than just motherhood. But when I told the Lord I would follow Him anywhere and be his servant, and that I wanted to be "His girl", He very clearly showed me that a stewardship of my life would be to help mothers know how to embrace their call to build their children into devoted followers of Christ.
I was praying last summer about moving to new arenas of ministry and taking some time off. The Lord very clearly brought back a dream he had given to me 15 years before. (That will be in another blog at another time.) But, He seemed to clearly say to me, "Have the mothers of this generation all be trained and inspired? Are families better off? Are children being cared for and intentionally discipled at home?" And I had to look at culture and say, "No, families are fewer, marriages are fewer, and children are being abandoned to culture more quickly than when you called me to be a Titus 2 woman.
And so, I knew that if I wanted to be faithful to God's call on my life, I needed to be faithful to seek to write, train and disciple women to love God, to love their husbands and to love their children, and to build godly, Christian homes.
Jesus always has children on his heart. He warns us, "Woe to the one who causes the least of these to stumble."
And so, Clay and I pray always, how can we as a ministry be a part of God's hand in redeeming the role of family and especially the role of a mother, back to the hearts of those who love Him?
So many of you have helped us in our ministry by reading our books, giving them away, attending conferences, starting book clubs, supporting our ministry. We are so very grateful to have such wonderful partners in this ministry and on this journey.
And so we covet your prayers for us in the days ahead as we seek to find out and plan just which areas God wants us to pursue as we seek to be good stewards of this message He has put on our hearts.
We see Him at work in so many ways, that we must choose how to have integrity in our own personal lives, and how best to be stewards of His message in and through our ministry. Of course that means putting aside many things that are good, and choosing those things which He has called us to do.
In closing, I just wanted to share a video clip I made this weekend for a wonderful group of women called Good Morning Girls who will be studying Ministry of Motherhood this summer online.
In the next couple of days, I will be sending out information about the intensives we will be hosting this summer. I am praying God will fill each of these training conferences with women who will be blessed by the training and who will be able to share what they have learned with others. Thanks so very much for helping us reach women who are hungry for truth, leadership and encouragement in their roles as mothers.