Am I Being A Faithful Mother?

What does being a faithful mother mean?

What does being a faithful mother mean?

What comes to mind when you think of the word faithful? Usually when I think of that word, it is in terms of marriage, such as being a faithful spouse, or in terms of church, such as faithfully attending church or serving in ministry. I have to admit I have never considered faithfulness as relating to me as a mother. And if I ever did, I certainly would have thought I was being a faithful mother. After all, I am with my children almost every hour of every day. What could be more faithful than that?

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, faithful means ” having or showing true and constant support or loyalty.” By that definition, am I still as faithful of a mother as I thought I have been? Yes, I am here to physically support my children at all times, but what about spiritually? Am I truly, constantly, and loyally supporting my children’s spiritual needs?

My children need to see the heart of Jesus in me. They need to see that no matter what they do, I will never stop loving them and never consider them a burden. Although I think my children know that, am I constantly, faithfully, showing them?

Today at lunch my 2-year-old spilled her noodles all over herself and the floor for the umpteenth time this month. I immediately felt myself getting frustrated at yet another mess I had to clean up. I started to say something to her out of exasperation when the Lord put this verse on my heart:

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins…” -1 John 1:9

Can you imagine if every time I made a mistake, my Heavenly Father reacted with frustration? Can you imagine the Lord talking down to me for yet another one of my messes that He had to clean up? I wouldn’t want to confide in a Father like that. I wouldn’t feel loved by a Father like that. I would find it hard to trust a Father like that.

Fortunately, my Heavenly Father is not like that. He loves me even when I am a mess. He is faithful to forgive me of my sins, no matter how many times I foolishly repeat them. And I love Him with all my heart and soul because of it.

That is the kind of love I want to show my children. The kind of love I want to live out in my home. Faithfully loving my family. Faithfully forgiving my family. Showing the heart of Jesus to them no matter how many times they spill the noodles, or the water, or whatever mess it is that they are getting themselves into. Right now my children are young, so the messes they make are easy to clean up. I want to show them now that I will faithfully be there for them, so that when they are older and have messes in their lives that aren’t taken care of by a few paper towels, they will trust me enough to come to me and let me help them. I want them to trust my faithfulness.

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  • Chelsea @ The Contented Wife

    This is a great post, and one we all should read and ponder on. You make a great point – does the Lord become frustrated with us and treat us harshly at every mistake, spill, short coming we may have? Nope…He is patient, long suffering, and loving. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jacqueline @

    Miranda, this is a beautiful post and so encouraging …even for us mothers of young adults in their 20s. We Mamas must extend grace and mercy at all ages. Makes me think of Gal. 5: 1: “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” It takes practice to get over a habit of getting upset over little things…but it amazing freedom when we do. Thank you!!

    • Rahab to Riches

      It definitely takes practice and something that I have to work on many times a day. Thank you so much for commenting!

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom

    Such a lovely and beautiful reminder. I’ve never thought of being “faithful” in those terms before. How enlightening!

    Thanks for sharing and linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  • aprila

    great post and reminder as a parent

  • Barbie

    Such a beautiful post, reminding us to be faithful in our mothering. Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Brew!

    • Rahab to Riches

      Thanks for hosting!

  • Judith

    I love the example of your daughter spilling the noodles all over her. It was nice stopping by. I hope to come back soon.

    • Rahab to Riches

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting!

  • Stefanie

    This is so true. Are we being faithful whether it is as a mom, wife, friend, daughter, sister. We need to patient and loving as our Father is. Thank you for sharing. :)

  • Terri Presser

    What a great post and a great reminder to myself about being a faithful mother and showing God’s love to them through my attitude. Thank you for linking up at Good Morning Mondays and for being a blessing to me. Blessings