(A Message based on Priscilla Shirer’s book, The Resolution for Women)
“I will demonstrate to my children how to love God with all their hearts, minds, and strength, and will train them to respect authority and live responsibly.”
– Priscilla Shirer, The Resolution for Women
“Train up a child,” “provoke not your children,” and “impress on your children the commandments of God” – all of these are vital and essential lessons to know as you rear and bring up your children under the godly model of parenthood. Along with these scriptural guides, one must also consider the importance of the Rule of 3.
One of the greatest gifts given to womankind is the gift of motherhood. Being a mother is a blessed responsibility, as a woman is called to be a steward over God’s child/children. Though motherhood is not without its challenges and ongoing grace-growth teachings, it is a treasured role that implies that one be a “soul shaper, intentional encourager, and discipline dealer.”
A woman of resolution loves her children and understands that she has been positioned by God to serve in the role He has set so that His children (which includes you) can come forth as He has purposed. She knows that her divine appointment as a mother calls for her to instruct her children in the ways and teachings of God. She appreciates that her task requires that she surrender herself and her children completely to God’s Father-ing.
The mother who is resolved to love her children according to God’s model of parenthood understands the value of living by example. She believes in the power of prayer, and she faithfully incorporates it into her life and over the lives of her children. She is mindful of the positive and negative influences surrounding her children and is willing to serve as a godly gatekeeper so that they are protected. She is honest and truthful. Compassionate and encouraging. Just and fair. She is also dedicated to training up her kids in righteousness.
In the place of “loving her children,” the woman who is resolved lives a life that demonstrates trust in God. She leans into God and looks for Him to guide her as she guides her children, according to the Word of God and in full compliance with the Holy Spirit.