Hey there, beautiful friend!
I’m excited to talk about a very personal topic today, my faith. Let me tell you how becoming a mother strengthened my relationship with Jesus.
My grandparents and aunt raised me, so motherhood was a sensitive and unknown topic for me. My family did a great job raising me in a loving home, but still, I always wondered how motherhood worked.
I also grew up without a real relationship with God, so this was another uncharted territory in my life.
I started my relationship with God three years before I became a mother, so I entered both worlds relatively in the same season of my life. But when I became a mom, God revealed himself and still does, to me in a fantastic, profound but straightforward way. And this impacted my faith tremendously; here is why.
1) When I became a mom, I understood what unconditional love was.
The first time I saw my daughter, my heart exploded a thousand ways. It still happens every morning when I see Rhema’s little face in the morning.
There is nothing she can ever do that would ever make me not to love her.
I had never loved someone unconditionally. I had never experienced a love so deep that it shakes my core every time I think about it. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do to protect and love my children.
So for the first time, I was able to grasp a little bit better how God feels about me. How much He loves me. Motherhood helped me understand a little bit more why God would go through so much to save me.
2) Becoming a mom increased my trust in God.
Like I said earlier, I didn’t have a mom growing up, so when it comes to motherhood, I rely on God entirely. Motherhood forces me to depend on Him daily because I need His wisdom and leading every day to be the mom my kids deserve.
And the more God helps me be a better mom, the more I grow to trust Him. I know God will never leave me, and He is always ready to send aid to me.
There have been so many times when I would fall short as a mom, but God is always there to pick up my slack in my children’s lives and intervene miraculously.
His proven faithfulness cause my trust in Him to grow.
3) Becoming a mom created a thankful heart in me.
Every time I see my kids run around, or laugh, or wrestle, I look to God and thank Him.
Every moment we spend together as a family makes me feel so thankful. I’m grateful because I know that I don’t deserve any of this. I know this as a fact, but God…
His unmerited blessings and gifts are too many not to be eternally grateful.
4) Becoming a mom made me understand how God feels when I disobey Him.
I think this happens to every Christian parent.
When Rhema chooses not to listen to me, it hurts me because that means she doesn’t trust me. It also worries me because I know the danger she places herself in unknowingly.
So many times, I have told Rhema the importance of obeying me promptly, and God has whispered in my ear the importance of me following Him immediately as well.
5) Becoming a mom made me want to be a better daughter to God.
Everything I expect from Rhema is what God expects from me and more.
I now know how much He wants me to seek Him for guidance, or how much He yearns for my companionship and friendship.
I understand that he wants me to go to him for help and to count on Him when I need Him.
I know He wants to be there for me in the good times and the bad times. The same way I do with my kids.
That’s it for today beautiful friend. If you liked this post, join my email list below and never miss one. And if you want to be part of this conversation, leave me a comment, and I would love to chat more about this.
You are so loved.
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