by loving my husband, my children, my
neighbors and friends, and even strangers.
God has given me everything I need for life
and Godliness—through every season of
my life—through my knowledge of Him ( 2
Peter 1: 3). God’s Word is my go-to resource,
and will thoroughly equip me and my children for the future: “All scripture is given
by inspiration of God, and is profitable for
doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of
God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished
unto all good works” ( 2 Timothy 3: 16).
Motherhood and Discipleship
Starting as infants, children watch us and
follow us and copy us throughout their
years. We must think about who it is we
have to be as women in order to raise these
children. Where are we leading them? We
have to know where we are going. This
is where motherhood and discipleship
In order to be a woman of Godly character and Godly qualities that our children
would want to follow, we must first be a
disciple or follower of God Himself. How
will we lead them to life if we don’t know
where to go? Where else can we go? There is
only One Who has the words of eternal life.
“Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the
words of eternal life” (John 6: 68).
What does being a follower of God look
like for a woman today? Do we have a vision for this kind of life? We desperately
need wisdom because as we go, so goes the
next generation. We will not find that kind
of wisdom in books, blogs, or Facebook
walls. Instead of going from phone to blog
to Facebook, we need to be grounded in the
Word of God with a vision for the future.
“Let no man deceive himself. If any
man among you seemeth to be wise in
this world, let him become a fool, that
he may be wise. For the wisdom of this
world is foolishness with God. For it
is written, He taketh the wise in their
own craftiness. And again, The Lord
knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that
they are vain” ( 1 Corinthians 3:18-
Friends are great for advice if they are
grounded in the Word, but there is a Friend
that is greater. He is our Counselor. This is
too important to miss for our short lifespan
as women, wives, and mothers to give the
job of counselor to anyone else but God.
May we gain His vision as we keep His chil-
dren Home Where They Belong.
Deborah Wuehler is the Senior Editor for
TOS, participating author in The Home-
school Minute, wife to Richard, and mom
to eight gifts from heaven. She loves digging
for buried treasure in the Word, reading,
writing, homeschooling, and dark choco-
late! You may contact her at senioreditor
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We overcome the fears of this world by the fear of the LORD.