It was great having Ann Rowsell from East Grinstead sharing with the young ladies at Ebenezer on Titus 2 Ladies.
Titus is a letter written by Paul in the New Testament.
How do we love our children?
Why do we need to learn to love? How we treat our children might not be love and it might be out of fear and being over-protective.
• We become frightened and want our children to like us, so we become over indulgent. Fear might make us angry mothers because we don’t want to be failure.
• We can be dominating mothers and order our children around and be bossy.
• We also may be lazy mothers and not guide our children.
Real love is selfless, self-giving. We need to ask ourselves what is best for this child and not what do I feel like right now. The Bible says “Behold, children are a gift from the Lord.” Psalm 127:3 “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,” C
hildren are a gift. When we are looking after God’s gift, we won’t be perfect and we’ll be exhausted. We just need to be the best mothers we can be and love the children for ourselves and not to prove anything to ourselves.
Ann Rowsell at Ebenezer
In the letters to Timothy, Paul says don’t forget the teachings of your mother Eunice and your grandmother Lois. We know them because they looked after Timothy. Eunice and Lois – God says that they trained Timothy so well that he came to be a church leader. They taught Timothy to be a good man of God. When you raise children, you are serving God by training them to do good things.
Summarised by Molly Manhanga