So if you've been reading my blog, then you know that this is my second year attending Chelsea Cameron's Family Class. I've grown so much from this class as a mother/wife, what I've learned from the 22 week class is wrapped up in this Mothers Creed!! Awesome......Please read!
The Mother’s Creed
I am a child of God,
My identity is and always will be found in Him.
I will make His laws, my laws,
His ways, my ways,
Not perfectly, but increasingly.
Recognizing that I’m not who I could be,
I’m not who I should be,
But I’m not who I was!
I will strive to be a virtuous woman,
Allowing Christ to change me
So I can be a vessel of the Savior.
I will seek first the kingdom of God,
Letting Christ be the joy of my foundation.
I will choose wisdom, self control, honesty,
forgiveness, patience, repentance, purity,
perseverance and thankfulness .
Christ alone is my hope!
I will not put my trust in the perishing
weaker things of this world.
I will stand on God’s promises,
As they are great and precious.
I will model to my children that a marriage
is not about making us happy,
But making us holy.
Showing them that the sacred union
of a man and woman in marriage
is first and foremost about bringing glory to God.
That Love is an action, not and emotion.
I will tie heart strings with my children, enjoying them, giving them my time and attention;
giving them my smile!
I will play with them, dance with them,
sing with them.
I will let them be kids, and help teach them to be adults.
I will recognize and stand on my God given authority. My resolve will be great.
They may be strong, but I will be stronger.
Discipline will be a signpost along a path of communion.
I will not discipline in anger or at the end my tolerance.
I will be firm and consistent,
Loving and rescuing.
I will discipline and teach to the heart issue
not to the action.
I will use the rod to bring repentance and healing.
I will draw them out,
Get to know them,
Encourage them in their gifts and strengths,
And help them in their weakness.
I will lower my standards
so they can meet a smiling mother.
As God’s mercies are new each morning,
so too will mine be.
I will not teach them a religion, but a relationship with Jesus Christ.
I will rid myself of unnecessary distractions
That seek to keep me from fellowship
with God and my family.
I will live on the balcony of life,
Teaching them to see the good in others
and our world. Negativity will not live here!
I WILL stand on the ROCK of my convictions,
Jesus Christ is the Lord!
I am set apart,
I am a new creation.
In all I do, I will seek to bring Him glory.
Though days will be long, tears will be many
And heartaches- a certainty;
I will not give up, I will not give in,
I will overcome by the power of Christ in me.
So bring on motherhood!!
And may God have all the Glory.