I texted my mom yesterday.
Because that’s what people my age do–we text.
Then my mom called me. Because that’s what people my mom’s age do. :)
I wanted to know what my mom wanted to do for Mother’s Day.
Then she turned the tables on me. She said, “You’re a mom too. What do you want to do?”
I wasn’t prepared for that question.
I realize I am a mother too… like my mom… like many of you, but somehow I don’t think of myself so much on Mother’s Day. How about you?
As a mom, it’s not very often that I think about what I want to do. I just do.
I do family. I do things where they are. We do church together. We watch the kids do their activities together. We shop together. We do family time together. We do school activities together. We eat together… a lot (not that we actually eat that much at one sitting, but we eat often together).
We do life together.
I guess that’s what it is to be a mom. Whether it is my mom with me or me with Austin and Ashtyn. Basically, you just want to be where they are.
Austin is getting ready to graduate from college. He has lived at home through college since UMSL is only 30 minutes away. I have to admit, when he made the decision to attend college 30 minutes from the house, my heart leaped!
That’s because a momma wants to be by her babies.
Now that he is graduating, I am gearing up my emotions for him to move out. Some days I actually feel my heart steeling up just a little bit so that I can handle it.
Can you relate?
God is as much male as he is female. He is our Father and our Mother. Sometimes we don’t think about how God wants to be around us… just like our momma does.
- He wants to be at work with us and at home with us.
- He wants to eat together and shop together.
- He wants to have “family time” with us.
When I think about how I want to be around my babies… I finally get it.
The Bible says:
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.
You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another.
–John 15:13-17 (NKJV)
Isn’t this a great reason to set aside time for God in the mornings? And isn’t this a great reason to talk to Him throughout the day?
Because what He wants more than anything is the same thing I want… and my momma wants. God wants time with His babies.
Think about how much you want to be with the people you love, then imagine that God wants to be with you so much more than that!
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