Mothering with Scripture

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Mothering with Scripture

Mothering with Scripture—sounds lovely, doesn’t it? But how do we go about that in our daily lives in practical ways? My mom modeled this beautifully for me, and I want to tell you how she did it.

She fed herself.

I would often catch glimpses of her with her Bible and prayer journal. Her life exuded the love of Christ, and I knew it was because of her close, daily walk with Him. I am certain that this is where she drew her wisdom as a mother.

She fed me.

A favorite, consistent memory of growing up was bedtime. Mom made precious daily investments by reading me Bible stories, age-appropriate devotions, helping me memorize Scripture, and praying. I can’t overstate the significance this had in establishing my own daily walk.

She used daily examples to tie in Scripture and point to God.

God wasn’t just something she checked off the list after her devotional. She walked with her best friend, Jesus, throughout the day. When a teachable moment popped up that reminded her of something from the Bible, she would share it with me or whoever happened to be around. Her spirit was so sweet that this wasn’t obnoxious but actually made others want to grow closer to Jesus.

She exemplified turning to God through prayer and seeking His Word in tough times.

When she said she would pray for us, we KNEW this was true. When life hit hard, she would share what God was teaching her and what verses were meaningful.

Was she perfect?  No. She would be the first to humbly admit her need for God’s grace (another thing that made her life so beautiful).

I’m very grateful for the legacy she left. She certainly blessed those who knew her, and I hope she inspires you, too.

Kara Durbin
Kara Durbin
Kara Durbin received her degree in elementary education from Texas A&M University. She has served in various roles of children’s ministries and is currently a children’s leader with Bible Study Fellowship International and an Awana leader at her church.

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