Many many moons ago when i was a student i had many opportunities to read about language and meanings and how language changes over time. There are many words that have become part of everyday language due to various factors and sometimes we all utter beautiful words with empty hearts.
When we celebrate birthdays it is customary in a many places worldwide to make a wish quietly before blowing candles. My little princess already knows how mummy feels about wishes and the nanny plums of this world so recently we agreed it would be better to say a birthday prayer instead of making a wish. That little talk has really helped her with her own relationship with God because she likes to pray about everything now (hoooray).
Recently i have been thinking about the word, ‘wish’. According to the Oxford dictionary a wish or to wish is to , ‘Feel or express a strong desire or hope for something that cannot or probably will not happen’. We only have to read fairy tales to see how wishes operates and it is fair to see say that wishes originate from dark places. I will not dwell on wishes today because even as i type this i am trying to get myself to focus on praying rather than wishing. I want to align my prayers with the word of the living God and build my faith.
The book of Hebrews chapter 11:1 tells us that, ‘faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen’. This alone is so encouraging because i know that i can pray to my heavenly father and He will hear me but i cannot wish upon a star. If i know of somebody who is unwell or needs a miracle i will boldly pray in Jesus name. The Bible does tell us that life and death is at the power of the tongue so why waste my words and thoughts by wishing. Somehow wishing just doesn’t cut it…..just a thought 🙂
The above picture is from Grace’s prayer book which was given to her when she was just 1 at our church teddy bear picnic.
Wow it has been ages since i blogged but could not let this day go by without popping by to say happy mother’s day to all. This beautiful journey called motherhood starts from forever and lasts forever. As well as being beautiful it is also one of the most important roles in the world because even world leaders and lawyers do not just fall from the sky. Indeed they came about because somebody chose to give them life and nurture them.
I was walking back from school drop off last week when i had a deep convo with one of the mums who also happens to be a christian. We discussed about the scripture that says ,” Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature”(Mark16:15-16). You see a lot of the times people are gagging for roles in the church whilst neglecting their responsibilities as parents or sometimes undermining their roles. Some are obsessed with joining the choir,ushering or hogging the stage. Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with serving but i believe we need to stop undermining our roles and find a balance. The Bible does tell us to, ‘train up a child in the way he should go’ and that backs backs up what my friend and i were discussing. We discussed how we can fit in ‘go ye into the world’ in between school runs, cooking,cleaning,homework,school project,taking care of hubby and all other things that being a full time mother entails. My friend laughed and said, ‘but your children are your number one ministry’. She is sort of right because sometimes there is that conflict that a lot of us would love to go out evangelising etc and then you have that guilt when you cannot find the time. I believe that when God wants you to go and be a missionary He will provide all that is necessary for example Valerie Shepard and her family. Likewise i do not think it is wise beating yourself up and feeling guilty that your not out there doing the ‘work’ of the Lord because, believe me ‘training up your child’ still counts as serving the Lord.
So back to the point, happy mother’s day dear mothers and me included. Whatever we are doing with our families, i pray that we would do it all as if doing it unto God. The main thing is that we have to enjoy every seasons of our lives and who knows, perhaps one day God may send you to preach, lay hands on the sick and be the hands and feet of Christ. Saying that, it does not mean we cannot reach out in our current season. It would not hurt to share the love of Christ with fellow mums. It would not hurt at all to offer to pray for the sick or the lost. What i am trying to say is before we get the opportunity to go to a far away place…..i guess we can start wherever we are so on that note, Happy mother’s day with Love and blessings to you all xxxxxx 🙂