Saturday, July 3, 2010

Motherhood: An Eternal Partnership with God

You all know how much I love Mormon Messages and when Jeffery R Holland speaks to women & particularly mothers it seeps so deeply into your heart. I have known for many years now that one of my daughters ability to have her own children may take a miracle but I'm so grateful for the knowledge that our Father in Heaven is in that very business. I have always taught my girls that motherhood is part of our divine nature not a head count of children. I've always made Mothers Day about us as women in our home. Hear an Apostle’s tribute to mothers who face both challenges and triumphs as they work in partnership with God to raise His children.

Here is another few words from this great man on Motherhood.

Motherhood - The Master of Heaven and Earth is There to Bless You.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland on motherhood:

“When you have come to the Lord in meekness and lowliness of heart and, as one mother said, “pounded on the doors of heaven to ask for, to plead for, to demand guidance and wisdom and help for this wondrous task,” that door is thrown open to provide you the influence and the help of all eternity. Claim the promises of the Savior of the world. Ask for the healing balm of the Atonement for whatever may be troubling you or your children. Know that in faith things will be made right in spite of you, or more correctly, because of you.

You can’t possibly do this alone, but you do have help. The Master of Heaven and Earth is there to bless you—He who resolutely goes after the lost sheep, sweeps thoroughly to find the lost coin, waits everlastingly for the return of the prodigal son. Yours is the work of salvation, and therefore you will be magnified, compensated, made more than you are and better than you have ever been as you try to make honest effort, however feeble you may sometimes feel that to be.” Jeffrey R. Holland, “‘Because She Is a Mother’,” Ensign, May 1997, 35

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