THE EARTH QUAKES WHEN MOTHERS EMBRACE THEIR DESTINY!

I was looking at my daughter, Evangeline's Facebook and noticed her answer to an article she read called, "Why Motherhood is not the Finish Line for Biblical Womanhood" written by a single woman. I thought I would share it with you. Of course, Vange writes in her style! Those who know Vange will love it! If you haven't been introduced to her yet, well, look out! Nancy

The problem with this article is in its very, very, narrow definition of motherhood. If you define motherhood as the few short years where you have your own children around your knees, she is right, because once the children are no longer little ones in your arms you have reached a finished line of sorts--which is the most limited and incomplete view of mothering I've ever heard.

BUT, if you step back and look at the bigger picture and a more biblical view of mothering - mothering is INNATE. It is the compassionate, nurturing, God-given nature of the female gender. It both predates and postdates having children of your own. It is expressing God's compassion and tenderness to those around us whether they be our family or the families He puts in our lives. I would never argue with the author that having a firm basis of biblical truth is not critical. Anyone who replaces the Bible with the La Leche League manual is asking for trouble eternally, but they are equally asking for trouble if they try to strip the compassionate, nurturing, mothering heart out of women and turn them into theological robots who do not understand one of their greatest callings while on earth.

If you actually look at the biblical injunctions that are addressed to women I believe that they demonstrate that God cries out for women to be encouraged in these very roles that the author is so sick of the church encouraging (loving your husband and loving your children). Maybe she does not have a husband or children so therefore needs to realize that she can still manifest who she is with the God-given female mothering nature within her. She ALSO needs to realize that mothering never has a finish line. Never! NEVER!!!

That is why Paul told the older women to instruct (mother) the younger women to be great wives and mothers before all other earthly ministries, the very thing this author is griping about. We are told that when we mother we are then fruitful for the Kingdom of God more than by doing other ministries. In this way we light up the world! In this way we keep the world going! In this way we bring God's nurturing heart to the world! In this way we honor Him! Talk about doctrine - could we be reading from the same bible? Part of training in theology is part of training to be a good mother. Good godly mothering is a dying art in this society today. It is belittled, despised, rejected, touted as disturbing, to name just a few attitudes.
Yet, most women, at sometime, become or embrace mothering and are left bewildered, discouraged, and lonely in a mothering land that is despised everywhere we turn today - EVEN in the churches... and if we do not encourage or teach them that this is God's own heart, His idea, One of His destinies for us - then we ourselves have become blinded by this age and God himself will reach out and take them by the hand and gently lead those that are with young!
God is calling a revival of mothering. Calling them to stand in their land of mothering and nurture with all their God-given power!

LIVE MOTHERS! LIFE TO MOTHERS! MAY GOD GRANT THEM ENERGY AND POWER FOR TRULY THE EARTH QUAKES WHEN A MOTHER UNDERSTANDS HER DESTINY ON EARTH AND BEGINS TO PRAY OVER HER DOMAIN!

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