The second thing God values in motherhood is wisdom. As you gain wisdom you begin to find the purpose of motherhood. So what is wisdom? It’s a good sense or judgment that comes from God. In Proverbs 3:13-18 you will see David talking about “happy” is the person that finds wisdom. He also says that finding wisdom is better than silver or gold and that nothing can compare to it. That its ways are pleasant and peaceful.
When we begin to search for wisdom in our purpose for motherhood, what we will find is something more valuable and that brings us peace and pleasantness.
13 Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, 14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. 16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. 17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. 18 She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed. Proverbs 3:13-18 NIV
Thirdly in what God values most in our mothering is asking Him for the knowledge of the way He wants us to raise our kids. I truly believe that much of what God wants us mom’s to know about raising our children is in Deuteronomy 6:5-7 and in 1 Corinthians 14:40:
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:5-7 NIV
These scriptures set a pattern that helps us relate the Word of God to our daily lives. We are to love God, think constantly about His commandments, teach His commandments to our children, and live each day by the guidelines in His Word. In verse 7, God emphasizes the importance of us as parents’ teaching the Bible to our children. The most effective knowledge one can receive eternal truths is the one learned in a loving environment of a God-fearing home.
In 1 Corinthians 14:40 it says, “But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.” You might think this verse doesn’t speak to mothers, but the wisdom of it is everything we as mothers exemplify as how we should bring up our kids.
Here are some practical things that God would want you to know about:
1. Kids need consistency. Establish a daily routine for your kids and stick to it.
2. Kids need limits. Establish family rules and stick to them.
3. Kids need clear instructions. Take the time to tell your kids exactly what you want them to say, do, or not do.
4. Kids need to be directed. Lead your kids in the way that God would want them to go. Inspire their future.
What are ways you as a Mom gain wisdom?
Where do you find knowledge in parenting?