Actually, a different type of fruit…
Galatians 5:22, “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
What fruit have you shown today?
Sometimes when we get caught up in the lives of our special needs child, we can display some pretty rotten fruit. Our nerves are frazzled, our patience is lacking and we generally act robotic when it comes to our daily routine. But let’s think about something for a moment…
Our little ones rely on us for everything. Literally everything. Although my son was blind, I am sure he could tell if my voice was happy and loving or rushed and discouraging. I made a point each day to take time to focus on Jesus first, instead of the struggles I would be facing for the day. When I was lazy and didn’t give Him first place, I would quickly feel defeated, overwhelmed and exhausted….all before noon!!
Dear friend, God can give you victory and can transform you into a radiant, joy-filled woman when we submit our motherhood to Him! He desires the best for you and wants to give you wisdom and a joyful heart as you take care of your family. In the Bible you will notice that Christ’s demeanor was restful and easy and many people were often calmed just by His presence. I know you want your child to be restful and have a peaceful heart. That can only begin with us being in His presence, seeking His heart and relying on His wisdom.
Teach your little one who God is, show them that there is someone that loves them no matter what! God has specifically called you to lead your children to Him and He will give you the wisdom and creativity to point their hearts toward Him.
Here is a great quote by R.A. Torrey, an evangelist:
“Oh mothers and fathers, it is your privilege to have every one of your children saved. But it costs something to have them saved. It costs your spending much time alone with God, to be much in prayer, and it costs also your making those sacrifices and straightening out those things in your life that are wrong; it costs the fulfilling the conditions of prevailing prayer. And if any of you have unsaved children, when you go home today get alone with God and ask God to show you what it is in your own life that is responsible for the present condition of your children.”