"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20
Go! It says to go! I'm reading this verse this morning and getting a little sad that I cannot go serve on a mission trip this summer. I would go each summer if I could. My ministry gift is definitely service. He commands us to go out and spread the gospel but there are times in life that going isn't feasible. Most of the time during early motherhood this is the case. When I read the verse again it completely had me focus on the teaching aspect instead of the going aspect. If our mission field cannot be all over the world, then our mission field is right in our homes. We are to bring our children up in the Lord, teaching them how to honor God by obeying His commandments.
Am I doing this to the extent that I should? Am I teaching by showing them an example of a godly woman? Am I getting them engaged in the word enough? There are plenty of unanswered questions and plenty of doubts that go along with motherhood but right then it assures me that Jesus is always with me, even when I am not adequate. There is so much comfort in knowing I am not alone in this.
Like I heard in a prayer this weekend, "Lord, you do not need us, but you invite us to go along with you in the journey." Lord, let me accept this invitation to the fullest and let my children grow up knowing You!