There’s nothing like a new baby in the house to totally turn your life upside down while somehow forcing you to re-evaluate your life, your priorities, and even examine yourself!
With two children under three, I am still a beginner at parenting; but when I think about the life I want for my children I know I want them to grow to love Jesus, desire to serve them with their lives, and experience the wholeness he offers as they experience life’s ups and downs.
Am I the mom I need to be to adequately disciple my children to become all that God has created them to be? Perfection isn’t the goal, but they need to understand how Christ intends to influence every aspect of our lives. They won’t get that unless they see it in me!
But even beyond my example, they need to experience Jesus as Savior and Lord in their lives—now!
For the last 10 years, I have been working in higher education with Christian college students, I even teach courses on Christian Education and Spiritual Formation. But I now face the biggest test of my knowledge–How do I apply what I know about how people learn, grow, and develop to my own family in a way that empowers them to become little worshipers in every aspect of life?
That’s the mom motive. If you find yourself seeking the Lord asking these same questions, I hope you join me on my journey to discover God’s intentions for our children.