Some of us may have them, you know, childhood memories of those razor-sharp words your parents would often strike you down with as your instructions. A few of mine are vague in detail yet, I always knew how important they must have been by the seriousness written all over my Mother’s face.
I have been blessed with an amazing, God fearing, Christian Mother who was also blessed to have been brought up by a God fearing Christian Mother of her own. Both of these women have had remarkable Godly roots which could easily explain a great deal in relation to the way I now view things in my own life.
When I was young I didn’t understand it but, the expressions don’t be ugly, along with, straighten up and act like somebody were creating secure values and characteristics that today I cherish and hold close to my heart.
There were several expressions Mother would say however, these two always stood out to me for some reason or another. She was not stating I was ugly nevertheless, she wanted me to recognize it certainly wasn’t kind to speak lowly towards someone. Also, she wasn’t implying I was a nobody however, she knew that I could be more well-mannered when it came to my behavior.
My Mother said these things because she loved me.
As soon as I chose to obey my Mother, everything improved. It was when I stopped acting out and finished causing a scene, when the comforting would come. She would say that I was too pretty to act ugly as she held and embraced me. You see, that was simply her way of instilling those genuine roots that I would in fact need some day.
→Psalm 32:8 (NIV) I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
→Isaiah 66:13 (NIV) As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”
Comparable to the way in which God instructs, counsels and loves us, just as written in Psalm 32:8 and Isaiah 66:13, I recall those razor-sharp instructions that were communicated by my Mother many years ago.
It is known and written what God requires of me in my service to him. However, when I stumble and attempt to manage things that come up in life on my own, it will never have a good outcome without His guidance. It is not until I give up control of the matter and place it in His hands, that everything improves.
This is when I am reminded once again that God is in control.
You see, my Mother was doing just that, providing me with instruction, counsel, and a lot of love that she knew would be necessary in the years to come. Many of my childhood roots are valued and are precious memories I will forever hold in my heart ♥