Society has taken away the importance of the family unit over the past generations. I know all of us are called by God to walk differently, thus some women have a career outside of the home (whom I admire for being able to do this as well as being a "mommy"). There were many years we made the decision for me to be a stay at home mom. Years where we barely made it. Many years only pulling in $13,000 for our annual income. Throughout those years ABBA supplemented Curt's income by having me run a daycare, cleaning houses and mowing yards. Anything to be able to be a stay-at-home mom. ABBA knew this was a desire of my heart and provided. Each and every time. My faith grew as well as our children.
It breaks my heart knowing I wasn't the best "mommy" I could have been because of times when I was too focused on me and not God. How very thankful I am God is so much bigger than my mistakes! I am so thankful too, the main thing I knew and made the most important priority was to teach our sons, and other children He put into my life, about God and His Word.
Thinking again about Herodias and the kind of mom she was in training her daughter to dance seductively. What else did she train her up for. Was she also willing to give over her daughter's body if needed? Probably. Herodias was all about herself. She saw her daughter as a tool for getting what she wanted. She had no thought or concern about her daughter's well being. I think about so many mothers out there today who choose to be the same. In the world there are so many children being used in the sex trade. Some women choose to have children on purpose to be used as money tickets from the government, drugs, a tool to "keep a man" or to carry out their sinful ideas. Many are molding their children to carry on the sinful cycle.
So far removed from how God intended children to be treated.
There is a vast difference between a "mom" and a "mommy", and I often pray for mothers to become "mommies". I so feel a healthy family unit is part of the progress needed to help recreate a healthy society. Introducing children to an intimate relationship with God is the hub of it all. Time around the supper table with each other, talking, listening and sharing each other- without the distractions of the world - aka phones, TV, books, computers, etc. Making the home a safe haven from the world. A building tool for a healthy foundation - a healthy cycle to continue on throughout future generations.