I Peter 3:3-4
“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. 4Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”
“The easiest part of being a mother is giving birth.
The hardest part is showing up for it each day.”
The ministry of motherhood begins with a firm foundation: Proverbs 24:3-4
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; 4through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.
1. Wisdom is the ability to see with discernment .
2. Understanding is the skill of responding with insight .
3. Knowledge is the rare trait of going beyond the facts .
“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.”
~Kate Douglas Wiggins
THE MINISTRY OF MOTHERHOOD IS REFLECTED IN FIVE WONDERFUL QUALITIES: II Timothy 1:1-7
“Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, 2To Timothy, my dear son: AGrace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. “I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 4Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. 5I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. 6For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”
1. Transparent tenderness. v. 4
2. Authentic spirituality. v. 5
3. Inner confidence. vv. 6-7
4. Unselfish love. v. 7
5. Discipline with love. v. 7
“If I had my life to live over. . .
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.”