by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – Half Mothering or Full Mothering?
Christ, who lives in us is “prophet, priest, and king.” I believe that every father should be a prophet to his family, seeking God for His ways and speaking God’s counsel to His family. But, we as mothers also have a daily responsibility to speak the counsel of God to our children. Motherhood is even more than nurturing, feeding, and caring for our children. It is our God-given duty to feed their souls and spirits as well as their bodies. Even more so.
Let’s be mothers who earnestly seek God and His Word. And then with energy and authority we will daily speak God’s counsel to our children. WHAT A HIGH AND LOFTY CALLING! Don’t be content to only half-mother your children. You may be a wonderful nurturer of their physical bodies, but how much are you pouring into the feeding and strengthening of their souls and spirits?
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