Yesterday I posted 22 attitudes that God wants us to have toward our great role of mothering. Don't forget to read them if you didn't get to do it yesterday. A number of mothers printed out these attitudes to pin up on their fridge. I think this is a good idea, because we really need to take one attitude each day and work on it. It's just about too much to take them in all at once, don't you think?

God is so great. He shows the way He wants us to mother, and when we do it His way, we reap the blessings of peace and joy in our life and in our home. When we do it our own way, and especially giving in to our own moods and feelings, we reap discontent and misery.

However, not only do we reap the blessings in our home now, but we have an eternal reward. Be encouraged by these Scriptures today:

"Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize. So run, that ye may obtain" (1 Corinthians 9:24 and Philippians 2:12-14). Work in your home with your eye on the finishing line! The words "may obtain" mean "to seize, to lay hold of."

"Be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord" 1 Corinthians 15:58). Mothering is never in vain. It is an eternal career and lasts forever.

"And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not" (Galatians 6:9).

"Whatsoever good thing (and mothering is a good thing) any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:8)

"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward" (Colossians 3:23-24). You may not receive any reward from man, but you will receive it from the Lord!

Don't give up in the race of mothering. Keep your eye on the goal.

Love from Nancy

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