Saturday, May 9, 2009

Flowers for Mom

In the back of my Bible, I store treasures, treasures of the heart. Tucked in the fold, a well worn Mother’s Day Card reminds me of the mighty call God has placed on my life.

A woman once fretted over the usefulness of her life. She feared she was wasting her potential being a devoted wife and mother. She wondered if the time and energy she invested in her husband and children would make a difference.

At times she got discouraged because so much of what she did seemed to go unnoticed and un appreciated. “Is it worth it?” she often wondered. “Is there something better that I could be doing with my time?”

It was during these moments of questioning that she heard the still, small voice of her heavenly Father speak to her heart. “You are a wife an mother because that is what I have called you to be. Much of what you do is hidden from the public eye. But I notice. Most of what you give is done without remuneration. But I am your reward. Your husband cannot be the man I have called him to be without your support. Your influence upon him is greater than you think and more powerful than you will ever know. I bless him through your love. Your children are precious to Me. Even more precious than they are to you. I have entrusted them to your care to raise for Me. What you invest in them is an offering to Me.

You may never be in the public spotlight, but your obedience shines as a bright light before Me. Continue on. Remember you are My servant. Do all to please Me. –Roy Lessin

Continue on in the beautiful ways God is working in you and through you.

From my mommy’s heart to yours,
Sarah Dawn


Unknown said...

Awesome! Happy Mother's Day!

Ohilda said...

Happy Mother's Day! What a treasured keepsake that picture is, too!

Sharon Sloan said...

Happy Mother's Day! :) I love the picture! :)

Great truths you share here. I think the "behind the scenes" work is the unto the Lord....I treasure so much the things only He sees.

Shonni said...

It is wonderful to meet you and your family Sarah Dawn. Thank you for visiting our family. I loved this many mothers are believing the lie that they aren't "doing" anything important. Oh, the sweet Trust, that we are raising a generation to serve and love our LORD. I look forward to getting to know you more,
Gloriously His,

Alison said...

That made me teary eyed :)

Unknown said...

Sarah Dawn,

That was truly beautiful! AMEN! AMEN!

Our 6.5 yr old Jordan has been asking me lately, Mommy do you like wiping boogey noses? Is it fun for you to be a Mommy having to change so many diapers? Do you like having to wash us and all of our clothes?

I turned to her and said, "I may not enjoy the wiping or cleaning - but I love the noses and the bottoms they all belong to. I enjoy seeing the smile on each of your faces when I make you clean and give you something clean to wear. I may not enjoy all the jobs I do all of the time - but I do them because I love you all of the time."

She smiled so big and walked away - that conversation has meant more to me than anything I can explain. Because God spoke to my heart that has been itching for some serious away time from all the wiping and cleaning. I may get tired of it but there is so much purpose in it and because of it.

Thank you Father for speaking such deep truths to us through each child. They are all such gifts from you!

Hugs and so much love!
Happy Mother's Day precious friend!

Anonymous said...

Thanks my friends, I needed the reminder today too. With little coughs and sniffles, sleepless nights, lots of runny nose wipes and extra hugs .... may we serve HIm with every mommy thing we do. We may not be in the world's spotlight, but our lights are shining brightly.

Grateful hugs for new friendships,
Sarah Dawn

Mocha Momma said...

I love the Mother's Day message. I do feel overlooked and forgotten on mom's day. There are some of us who never get anything from our kids or husbands and we wonder, why? Then there are mom's with the sweetest kids and hubbies who shower them with all kinds of special things. It does hurt, but as the message says...I'm doing this for God not for gifts and accolades. I always wanted to be a mother and here I am. Thanks be to God for a husband and kids who do love me even if it's not the way I expect. Oh my..the Lord speaks to my selfish heart.
Thanks, Sarah Dawn.
Have great day