As I was praying this morning, I heard the Lord say, “Tell all my mothers, thank you for your service!”
Now, I understand this is a term we reserve for those serving or having served in the military. But as the Lord spoke it to me, I saw many women, some mothers in the natural and some mothers in the spirit, all gathered before the Father, pleading on behalf of someone.
Your service has not gone unnoticed and neither have your cries gone unheard. Regardless of how futile your tears may seem, not one is lost. For it says in His Word, “You’ve kept track of all my wandering and my weeping. You’ve stored my many tears in your bottle—not one will be lost. For they are all recorded in your book of remembrance.” Psalm 56:8
As a mom myself, I can say to you that there were times I wondered if God was listening. Things didn’t always happen in my timing or the way I thought it should. But I was reminded that I’m not God, I don’t have His insight or vantage point. I don’t know the end from the beginning as He does. I was given the honor of raising our girls to know God as I know God. But I’m also aware that they have the same right to choose as I did.
My intercessions before the Lord simply remind me that He is well able to take what I’ve committed to Him and use them for His glory. Not the way I think it should be done. I choose to trust in Him completely and totally. My secret place is where I remind myself of my place and position in the throne room of God. That He hears me. That it’s not my place to manipulate or pressure Him into doing what I want, but simply to remind Him of His promises and remind myself that He is forever a faithful Father.
My service to Him is all that matters. When I stand before Him on the day of judgement, I will give account for my words. Did I agree with His Word or the circumstance and situation? Did I allow the words and opinions of others to override my knowledge of His Word? Did I commit my ways to Him and trust in Him or did I try to control those ways and trust in myself?
So to all His ‘mothers’ out there, rest in the knowledge that God hears and answers prayer. Spend time rejoicing in the finished work. When you release your worship and give Him praise, you’re merely reiterating how much you trust that He who began a good work in you is faithful to complete it.