“He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.” (Malachi 3:3)
I’ve been feeling it. So unequipped for this motherhood thing. Totally floored by exhaustion. My son’s behavior is showing NO improvements no matter what I do… no matter how much effort I put in.
As you are being refined day in and day out by this sanctifying process of motherhood remember this: the battle is right here in our homes. It might feel like what you’re doing isn’t important but there are three truths MY heart has been clinging to.
ONE the battle for my son’s heart isn’t mine, it’s HIS. I just need to be faithful with what he’s given me.
TWO the refiner SITS and watches while he purifies the silver.. he tends to the silver in a diligent manner and never leaves the silver’s side. Therefore, although we are being sanctified through this motherhood journey, God never ever leaves our side.. he never takes his hands off the situation AND is never unaware of our trials. He never lets the fire get too hot so that the metal is ruined…
THREE in all things your faithfulness at home is where it starts. The under-appreciated moments are the ones that count, and as he sanctifies you through your unseen moments with your children he is preparing you for bigger things.