Proverbs 31:28 NIV: “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.”
In a world full of uncertainties, there are still things that remain constant and unwavering and one of them is the love of a mother.
When I was a child, I didn’t want to become a mother. I know that role is very sacred. I grew up in a happy family and I have the best mom ever. But, I was just scared to be like her. I was always asking myself, “Am I going to be a good mother?”
Then, 20 years ago… I had a vision from God… me being the mother of twins! It was mind blowing that time. I even yelled God (inside of that prayer room) “T-TWINS?! Are you kidding?? I can’t imagine myself as a mom and you are telling me now that I will have twins?!”
Of course, we know that even how many times we will yell at God, if it’s God’s will, no one can stop it right? So, I just accepted His will and waited for it. But while waiting for it…I remember the feeling that I was really scared and again kept asking the questions “Am I going to be a good mother?” Oh I also added, “can I handle both of them at the same time?”
Why Her Children Call Her Blessed
Fast forward… 2020… I was pregnant with twins. Blessed with two beautiful girls. God led me to this verse Proverbs 31:28… and He taught me how to become a good mom, and prepared me for this new chapter in my life.
And here are the three points God has taught me from this passage:
The Priceless Value of a Mother
“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.” These words highlight the immeasurable worth of a mother’s presence in our lives. A godly mother’s love, care, and sacrifice shape our character and provide a foundation of strength and security. Her unconditional love and support create an environment where we can flourish and grow.
In order for us to become a godly mother, we must know our value. We must remind ourselves that we are valuable in the eyes of God and in the eyes of our family. The Bible declares us that we are important, because God is the one who formed us inside our mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13) and we too have become instrument of God to form something in our womb. That’s how valuable we are. And once we know how valuable we are, we can become valuable to our husband, children and everyone surrounds us.
The Blessings of a Mother’s Love
When we read, “Her children rise up and call her blessed,” we are reminded of the blessings we receive from a godly mother. Her love is a shelter from life’s storms, a guiding light in moments of darkness, and a source of encouragement in times of doubt.
A mother’s prayers cover us, her words inspire us, and her nurturing presence shapes our hearts and minds. We are blessed with a sense of belonging, purpose, and identity through her love.
A Husband’s Praise and Gratitude
The latter part of the verse states, “her husband also, and he praises her.” A godly wife and mother not only bless her children but also brings joy and fulfillment to her husband’s life. Her support, understanding, and companionship provide a solid foundation for their relationship. A husband who recognizes and praises his wife’s virtuous character not only uplifts her but also sets an example of honor and respect for their children.
Proverbs 31:28 helped me a lot on how to become a mother. It reminded me that a mother’s love is an unparalleled blessing, showering her children with comfort, guidance, and unconditional acceptance. Her virtue and wisdom leave an enduring legacy, shaping the character and choices of her children for years to come.
Heavenly Father, We come before You today with grateful and thankful hearts for the gift of mothers. Thank You for their unwavering love, selfless sacrifices, and boundless compassion.
We pray for every mother, that You would bless and strengthen them in their journey of motherhood. Grant them wisdom and patience to navigate the challenges they face, and fill their hearts with joy and peace as they nurture and guide their children.
Lord, we ask for Your blessings upon the children who have been blessed with godly mothers. May they rise up and honor their mothers, cherishing the love and wisdom they impart. Help them to recognize the value of their mothers’ presence and to express their gratitude in words and actions.
We also lift up husbands, that You would grant them a deep appreciation for their wives’ virtuous character and unwavering dedication as mothers. May they continually affirm and uplift their wives, setting an example of love, respect, and honor for their children to follow.
In all these things, we give You thanks, Lord, for the precious gift of motherhood. May we honor and cherish the mothers in our lives, seeking to emulate their virtues and express our love and gratitude. In Jesus name, Amen.
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Guest Blogger Bio.
Blessed day readers, my name is Franchette Laxamana, a Filipina who resides in the USA and I am totally in love with Jesus Christ. I am a worship leader, a blogger for God’s glory and a twin mother. Aside from this, I love encouraging people and bringing them to Jesus Christ. You can check my blog here: http://chettelax.wordpress.com