Guest Post By Susan Park
School band directors and mothers have one thing in common. Kids watch them for direction.
During one of my son’s band concerts, I noticed the way the band conductor swung his arms in the air as he pointed his baton toward the band.
Whenever he made a movement with his arms, the band would play. My son and the other students watched the band director for direction as they played their different instruments to create beautiful music.
As a mother, I wonder what kind of directions my sons are receiving as I swing the baton of life. As I move through my life, do my sons see my movements pointing to God in everything I say or do?
My desire as a mom is to live out Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
In the everyday moments of motherhood, such as washing dishes or folding laundry, do I move through these moments to glorify God with gratitude, or do I complain under my breath? I need to consider how my sons would observe these moments as they watch me for guidance.
In the big moments of motherhood, such as helping them with a major life decision, do I move through these moments trusting in God? Instead of worrying about their future, I would like my sons to see the peace only God can give in my life.
All these motherhood moments are opportunities for my sons to watch my life. They can gain a sense of direction of where to go as they follow God. They can live out their different lives to glorify God in everything they do or say creating a beautiful life in God.
Article by Susan Park.
Susan Park is a Korean American Christian writer. She has a passion to encourage God’s creative women with words of hope and joy. She is currently working on her first novel about a second-generation Korean American college woman. She was a contributing writer and assistant copy editor for the Christian online magazine, Marked Ministry. She has been a guest writer and podcast guest for other wonderful Christian women writers.
Susan lives in the Chicago area with her husband and three boys.
Susan would love to connect with you through her website at www.susanepark.com, on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest @susaneparkwrites.
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