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Over my years as a stay-at-home wife and mom it’s been a temptation at times to feel that I wasn’t doing anything “important” and to feel that I needed to get out there (wherever out there was, I was sure as soon as I was outside of my home it would change things:) and to “make a difference.” God has shown me how that is one of Satan’s favorite lies. It’s become my goal and ambition as an older Christian woman, wife, and mom: one who has raised her children to adulthood–homeschooling them start to finish–to encourage younger moms in the importance of their roles as stay-at-home wives and moms.
It is my passion to cheer you on and let you know that you are making a difference! You are making a difference by obeying the Lord, loving your husband and raising up Godly children for Him!
I have a second passion, and that is prayer. There is a spiritual battle taking place. We can’t see it. But, we feel the effects of it.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
If you ever think you can’t make a difference, because you’re just a wife, a mom, a homemaker–think again!! You are a soldier in the most important battle! I would like to remind you that you are MORE ABLE to make a difference, because you’re a stay-at-home mom! All day long, every day, you are able to PRAY! Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing! And you can pray with your children!
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
The weapon of prayer is taking down strongholds, activating battalions in the heavenlies, moving the enemy back! You are making a difference when you pray!
Today at church there was a testimony from a man who had been in a dangerous area recently, with a group of people, and when he returned home, he found out that the uncle of one of the young women in the group had stopped everyone at their family reunion and said, “We need to pray. I’m sensing that *M’s in danger.” Who knows what enemy attack was thwarted by those faithful prayers?
When going about your daily routine, and as God places someone in your thoughts, and suddenly on your heart, do you pray for them? When you’re putting the peanut butter sandwiches and mac-n-cheese on the table for lunch, do you stop and pray for Daddy, who is battling out there in the world to provide for you and your family? When you hear news reports, or the siren of an ambulance going by, or you receive a prayer chain message, do you stop with your children and pray? (What an impact it makes to cause your children to be prayer warriors when you stop and take people and their needs immediately to God in prayer! We used to pray every time an ambulance went by with sirens screaming, not only for their welfare but for their salvation.)
We’ve all heard on more than one occasion of the faithful prayers of a grandmother that were answered years later when her grandchild repented and turned to the Lord. Are you praying for your children daily?
When my children were little, I was in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) and they were part of the children’s program. We received a list of 12 prayers you can pray for your children, and I prayed those prayers for them. (I can’t find the list–it became so dog-eared, it probably fell apart! Does anyone have a copy they could send me? I would love to have a copy of it again.) I am sure God has honored those prayers. Praying Scripture is very powerful!
Mom, you have the most power in the universe. Remember this and stop to pray the next time Satan’s attacking you by telling you you’re not doing anything important just staying at home! If you pray every time he tries this tactic, he’ll soon stop! Because you make a powerful difference when you pray for and with your children!
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