I've been finding myself overwhelmed lately with the thought of raising two daughters. I remember growing up that there was so much pressure on me from the world (and even in the church sometimes) to do so many things contrary to the what the Bible teaches. I'm finding that the pressure to have premarital sex is only rising from where it was when I was in high school. The skirts now a days are even shorter than just 5 years ago, and the same goes for the shirts. Walking around the mall I am flooded with images of scantily clad women in suggestive poses in what seems like every window display. Not to mention looking around at what all the teen girls are wearing. I have to wonder, do they know what message they are sending to the men passing by? Do they know God values each and every one of them for WHO they are and not what they wear or what they give to men? My heart breaks for them and for my little Emily and the one I have growing inside. My heart aches to know how strong they will have to be to resist the temptations of the world and stand firm in the Lord. What a challenge to me as a mom to raise these girls!
I read this today on my A Woman After God's Own Heart calendar:
As mothers, we cannot impart what we do not possess,
so it is vital that you and I nurture a fierce passion for God's Word
and wisdom in our own heart.
I am challenged today with "we cannot impart what we do not possess". Wow have I got some work to do! As I look at the challenge before me in raising two girls I realize that I need to make sure that my relationship with the Lord is fine tuned and everything that it is supposed to be so that I can raise my girls to be women after God's own heart.