Here’s a little recap from our evening study for moms tonight.
God gives moms a huge amount of natural love for their children. Even unbelieving moms love their children sacrificially. But that is not enough. That creaturely love is wonderful, but it runs out eventually.Â It gets used up, so moms find they can’t overlook an annoyance, or they just can’t read one more story or give one more glass of water. What mothers need is supernatural love, the kind that only God has. If we ask, He can fill us with His kind of love. That is the kind our children need.
Sometimes we ask God for supernatural love when we have a neighbor or a co-worker or friend who is unlovely. They get on our nerves. We want to love them, but we find we have no natural love for them, so we ask God for some of His supernatural love to fill us to love these unlovely people. So they get the really good stuff, and our children get the natural stuff.
We need to get the supernatural love to love our own children, because it is far higher octane than that natural love that we have. And the supply is limitless. We just have to ask and keep asking. Then we can love our children the way God wants us to love them. The kind of love that suffers long, is kind, doesn’t envy or parade itself, is not puffed up, doesn’t behave rudely, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, and thinks no evil. The kind of love that doesn’t rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth, that bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, and never fails.
This is the greatest thing, and we are to pursue it.