Encouragement for a Mother’s Heart :: here’s part I in case you missed it.
Reflections on II Cor. 4: 7-8, 16-18. Scripture tells us we have this TREASURE (the light of God) in jars of clay.
What an encouragement to know God works in us! It also means that we are clay. Destructible and sometimes fragile. In other words, we cannot hold it together all of the time.
But, the same chapter later says that this treasure is a power within that is renewing and transforming us daily. Not just at salvation, but daily. This treasure is timeless, indestructible, strong and most importantly…eternal.
So, for us that means we are not to solely depend on what can fail us: our own wisdom, our own strength, even our own ‘good’ that we do as Mothers. As wonderful as it may be, it is not dependable, it’s CLAY!
It may be here today and gone tomorrow because we are human. We have mood swings, bad days and good days. We’re not even to focus on our ‘light and momentary troubles’ (though they hardly ever feel that way do they?).
We may be hard pressed, but don’t have to be crushed. We may be perplexed, but don’t have to feel abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
Because He is renewing us and transforming us daily! Therefore, we CAN keep moving forward in a confidence—not on us, but on HIM. Our motherhood is not dependent on whether or not we can do it all, have it all together, or play the part correctly.
Motherhood is about His power at work within this jar of clay. That’s what gets the job done & keeps us moving forward.
So have you lost focus dear mothers? Feeling hard pressed or confused?
Focus on the treasure–and allow Him to renew you and transform you.