Above Rubies Daily Encouragement Blogs
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LOOK BEYOND TODAY
Dear mother, you are not mothering only for today. I want you to see beyond today. Maybe today was a frustrating day. Nothing went right. You felt like a failure. You’d like to give up. But of course, you can’t!
Get this truth. Your mothering does not hinge on one bad day. You have another day tomorrow. Have a good night’s sleep tonight. Give your problems to God instead of stewing on them yourself and thank God that He is with you as you mother your children with all the accompanying frustrations and challenges.
Believe God for a great day tomorrow. Confess you are going to have a great day. And even when things go wrong, laugh instead of getting upset! Your little problem is not the end of the world. It’s just a little hiccup, and we all have loads of them every day. They don’t have to be a problem at all if we trust God with them.
Even more than tomorrow. Think of the future. Dear mother, you are mothering for the years when you will no longer be here. Your mothing impacts future generations.
Get a vision beyond today, beyond the next few years--to generations ahead. It changes your mothering. You will understand the influence you wield as you mold your children and future generations to come.
I was reading the other day about Achan who disobeyed God and took silver and gold and Babylonian garments which God told them they were not to touch. I find it challenging to read that when the Bible pinpoints Achan as the culprit that it doesn’t only mention his name, but his father, grandfather, and even his great-grandfather (Joshua chapter 7). His great-grandfather’s name was marred because of his great-grandson’s sin!
Conversely, we read in Zephaniah 1:1 about Zephaniah who was a prophet to the nation. As it introduces him, it cites the names of his father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and his great-great-grandfather! Wouldn’t you love to know that your great-great-grandson was a prophet of God to the nation?
How we need to pray for future generations. Do you do that? When Colin and I pray for our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, we also like to pray for future generations beyond that. We want our progeny to keep walking with God down the generations “FROM NOW AND FOREVER” as it says in Isaiah 59:21.
Be encouraged. Look beyond today. You are doing a great work.
Love from Nancy Campbell
Painting: Bedtime Story by James Bernardin.