Hey Mama Monday: Raising Up the Next Generation

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Hey Mama,

May your children rise up and call you blessed. That’s in Proverbs 31, as you know. Sometimes you look at that and think, “Yeah, right.” It’s hard to see all the monkeys who constantly make bad decisions and whom you are always having to pull down off the walls. Popcorn. These kids are Mexican jumping beans, and I can’t even imagine them right now as adults, in their 40s like me, one day. Productive, with their own kids, loving the Lord and acting responsibly.

But God’s word has principles that we can count on. Raise them up in the Lord. Hide God’s word in their hearts. Obey Christ and make Him the Lord of your own life. The faithful prayers of a Mama like you . . . it’s not all in vain. It just isn’t.

Wait on the Lord. He has a plan. He hears your cries, and He knows the longings of your heart. He also sees that your greatest desire is for your children to walk with him. No greater joy . . . no jewel or gold can come close to the value of having a child who clings to the God of the universe, the God over all gods—Jesus Christ.

He sees your desire for this. He will not disappoint. Keep praying, keep walking, hold out for His plan. You will not be shaken. His hand is on your head, and He gave you these kids for a reason. Trust Him.

May they rise up—all of them—and call you blessed. And may they be blessed by the King of kings, the Lord of lords. May they follow Him all the days of their lives. What comfort! What blessing! Joy is in the morning, Mama. Keep walking.

Proverbs 31:28a  “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; …”


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"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).