Believing Moms are Sheep
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you invited me in,
I needed clothes and you clothed me,
I was sick and you looked after me,
I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Matthew 25:31-40 (HCSB)
Last weekend I had the privilege to serve at the National Convention for Hearts at Home with my friend, Lynn Cowell. I will never forget the experience of being among such beauty and serving. I saw myself, when I was younger, in the faces of those precious women that were tired, lonely, and desperately wanting their children to know Jesus and His ways.
All of them were there because they want more; more wisdom, more courage, more hope. Believing moms know where their help comes from.
I have always thought of the above Scripture as applying only to the poor and needy outside of my home, but as I prayed for these moms after my return, Jesus spoke it in another way to my heart. This Scripture is for moms and their children, too.
In Luke 9:46-48, Jesus uses a child as an example of one who is the least of these. The disciples were arguing over who would receive the greatest honor in the kingdom.
Then an argument started among them about who would be the greatest of them. But Jesus, knowing the thoughts of their hearts, took a little child and had him stand next to Him. He told them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in My name welcomes Me. And whoever welcomes Me welcomes Him who sent Me. For whoever is least among you—this one is great.”
Children are powerless. They have no voice in the matters of money, circumstances, or their home life. They are dependent for their physical needs and wellbeing. A chid requires for someone to care for them and give them the things they must have to sustain life – here and eternal (a believing mom nourishes the soul, too).
These are the things a loving mother does her best to yield.
How often do we ask, “Jesus what are you talking about?” In other words, we are asking, “How am I making any difference in the kingdom by cooking meals, pouring milk that spills, doing laundry, making a house a home, inviting the friends over, caring for a sick child, and refereeing the offenses of those who have violated the law of love and mercy?”
I wish I could scoop all of those women up, look directly into their eyes and say, “You make all the difference because whatever you do for your children, you do directly for Jesus.”
The next time you are running from one child or chore to the next, and you wonder if you are making any difference, remember that you are His and one day, in His blazing glory, you will be given the place of honor that has been prepared for you since the creation of the world.
Print this Scripture and put it in your laundry room, above your stove, or where your cleaning supplies are kept as a reminder that what you do, you do for Him. You can download here. Believing Moms are Sheep Scripture
You are the sheep blessed by the Father.
Praying you Live Like You Know,