Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
It’s hard work becoming a mom! Any woman in labor knows this. However, it is worth the effort to gain the title mother. I am not talking about just becoming a biological mother through the birth of a child. Anytime God impregnates an idea or a plan inside a woman, there is conception for a spiritual mother.
I say to all women, God created you with the ability to conceive and receive His plans whether or not that includes your being a biological mom. All women are moms birthing miracles of God. Conception takes place. Growth occurs. Labor is involved. New life begins. Every birth is a miracle.
First, a seed is planted. After physical conception occurs, it takes nine months for the embryo to grow into a baby ready to be born. When spiritual conception occurs, the time for development varies.
Within a physically pregnant woman, the baby begins to move in approximately 8 weeks. However, the mother most likely will not feel the movement until 16-25 weeks. A spiritually pregnant woman feels a quickening in her spirit at the time of conception. The length of time required for the reality of what has been implanted to occur depends upon God’s timing. The fetal motion within a woman’s body has been described as the fluttering of an angel or butterfly’s wings. This is a beautiful picture of new life development whether it be physical or spiritual.
During pregnancy, a woman’s emotions are super sensitive. She rides an emotional roller coaster. One day high and the next day low. This is true for both physically and spiritually expectant women. Although there is excitement when physical movement is first felt, mom becomes tired of all the kicking by the ninth month. Spiritually, the development of God’s plans may move quickly for a time. Then there may be a time when nothing seems to be happening. More highs and lows.
Gestation may feel like it will never end. The physical mom will be uncomfortable and count the days until delivery. The spiritual mom may be frustrated and think the fruition of her efforts will never come.
Finally, the mother’s body goes into labor allowing her to give birth to her biological child. The spiritual mother is not exempt from this experience. Laboring is also involved when giving birth to God’s plans and purposes.
When birth occurs, joy overtakes all the frustration, discomfort and effort involved. It is worth it – physically and spiritually. God created women to be mothers and to bring forth His miracles. For this reason, we celebrate all moms this weekend.
Happy Mother’s Day!
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