Monday, September 17, 2012
Stand your post.....
I have been slowly working my way through the book Warrior Chicks. I highly recommend it to my my women friends. We are after all warriors, the question is are we affective warriors......
Anyway, the following statement really caught my eye and my thoughts today:
No matter how hard it gets. People are watching as we stay at our post.
I admit, even though my son is in the army, I just do not know a whole lot about it all. My husband on the other hand, can talk about it ALL day! But I do know, that when they take a post, they are supposed to hold that post, regardless of what comes.
As a Christian, I have been given a post. One of my posts, is as a wife and a mother. I really do not think there are many jobs in this world harder than this. Seriously now ladies, don't you agree? We do so much and our job never ends. Never! It just changes. But my calling to serve as a wife and mom, means heavy warfare, and I can not relent, or leave that post.
My prayers for my children began before they were conceived, carried through their time in my womb, and now is a daily assignment. Sometimes, that is a easy and joyful assignment... when the prayers are for good things in their life. Yet, at other times, it is an intense battle, as I wage war against the enemy and all his wicked schemes that are trying to take my child down.
The older our children become, the deeper and more intense, our prayers should become. The prayers of a mother (and grandmother) are strong and serious prayers. Just as we "travailed in childbirth", we must "travail in praying" for our children. Our prayers that rise to the heavenlies could be what protects, shields or changes the direction and course of our children. And the direction of future generations.
Ladies, we also must pray for and fight for our husbands. Regardless of how great of a man you are married too, this world has them in it's sights. What better way to destroy generations, than the destruction of our husbands, and our homes.
On those days when we may not "like" our husbands, those are the days we must press in further. We can not let up, slow down, or slack in any way in the prayers for our husband and our marriage. (On a side note, if you have children, you should already be praying for that spouse that is to come.)
We must not grow weary, we must pray that God continues (or begins) to speak to our husbands. To strengthen them and to lead them further into what God has (or will) call them into. It is a daunting task. It is a never ending task, but, please remember, anything worth protecting, takes great effort!
One thing we must remember, is that people are watching us as well. They want to see, if we can stand firm. They are looking to us to see if "we" can do it, then "maybe" they can. As Christian moms and wives, we must stay at our post, and allow others to see us stand firm. Especially... when the standing is tough.
Father God, I pray for my fellow mom's and wives, that we would stand firm, be steadfast, armed and ready for battle, entering into the war that is waging for our children, husbands, and families. Give us strength, send us friends who are like minded that will help us and hold us up. May we be sensitive to your voice, and listen when you are directing our prayers. Our children, and our husbands are worth fighting for. May we stand at our post, and not be moved! Amen