Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. (Proverbs 31:10)
Your value as a mother is not predicated on your age, how many children you have, the
number of things you can accomplish in a day, how much money you bring into your
household, the number of degrees you hold, amount of languages you speak, your
ecumenical title, or how many church auxiliaries you sit on.
In the book of Proverbs, the Lord used the man of God to instruct children to "keep thy
father’s commandments and forsake not the law of thy mother." God knew what he
was doing when he designed the family unit to include a father and a mother.
In addition to providing for the basic needs of food, clothes, and shelter,
you nurture, protect, counsel and instruct, observe and consider,
lavish affection upon and correct. Even if your perception is that no one else
believes what you do is valuable, and for those times when you don’t see your
own value, be persuaded by the word of the Lord that you are, indeed, precious
Application: This month, consider all that you do in your role as mother.
Yes, there are areas for improvement, but appreciate your value!
Affirmation: Lord, you love me and know my heart. Help me
to see how I add value even when I don’t see it.