Bible Study for Moms – Part 5

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the Undeniable Responsibility as Mother

Need the Word

God has given mother’s such a unique role. And our role requires that we run to Him on a consistent basis or we run on empty very quickly. Based on my experience alone, I know that when I am not constantly in God’s word and seeking Him, I come up dry very, very quickly.

Children, by nature and no fault of their own, are very needy beings. They require so much of their mother, and if you have multiple children, you can multiply those needs. It is imperative that we equip ourselves regularly in order to care for the needs of our children: physically, emotionally, and most importantly, spiritually.

In order to teach the Word, it’s good for us to be familiar with it.

Can I tell you, it is such a gift to teach my children about the Lord. It is so amazing to watch their faces light up with revelation from the Holy Spirit when something is taught and they understand it. There is nothing like it.

No Sunday school teacher can replace you, Mother. They will never be able to reach your children in a way you can through your influence and your teaching of God’s Word. Do not make the mistake of believing that the Sunday school teacher will do a better job because they have the “know how”.

Even without the fancy felt figures (though they are fun!) and games, your children will learn best from you.

So, make it a point, mom, to fill up your tank so you can fill the tanks of your children and fulfill God’s mission one day at a time. Do not neglect the great responsibility you have to yourself, your children, and your husband by failing to be in the Word. It’s not a matter of “following the rules”, it’s a matter of feeding your soul necessary food.

Don’t get in the word because you have to; get in the Word because you need to.

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  1. Oh Christin, I couldn’t agree with you more. I have found my daughters learn a lot while at church, but they get real one on one life application, life discussion, life example at home with me (and their dad). I am always bringing God into our discussions when I can find a way to spin scripture into whatever we’re talking about. But in order to do that, I have to know scripture, so I’ve been working on memorizing a new verse every two weeks. It’s not just good for them, it’s great for me! :)

  2. Christin – Thank you so much for driving the point home that we need to be in the word! I am going to order the Colossians bible study that you mention – it sounds great and just what I need for this season of motherhood. As a mother of 3 (3 years, 20 months & 4 months old) I have felt the Lord give me so much grace in this area as I think and pray mainly while feeding my baby. However, I also feel my lack from not being in the word. I’m at a point now where I’m ready to dive back in, even if it is just 10 or 15 minutes during nap time or at the end of the day when the house is quiet – I’m ready! And I think the Colossians study will be just what I need so thanks!!! :)

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