Can you recall a moment when you have walked through something so hard that during the crying out to God a bold prayer is birthed and a war cry prayer is spoken?! I have had this happen more times than I can count. Today is about one of those times a war cry was birthed and I was determined to take back what the devil was trying to steal from me….. my children.
As long as I can remember, I dreamed of being a Mom. Just the word “Mom” to this day makes me smile. It is my highest calling from God right next to being Tommy’s wife. Our choice to take heed of God’s call for us to adopt older children thirteen years ago was not without questions about will they accept me as their Mom as an older child and will I be able to bond with them like I did with our newborn son. Looking back over the past thirteen years from adopting our older children, I can say there have been some beautiful seasons and there have been some very hard seasons. I wanted to bond with our older children so bad but the truth is older children who are adopted come with years of rejection, pain and loss. Even though it is no fault of the parents who adopt, the parents who adopt, especially the Mom who adopts, are the ones that receive the negative (hateful) behavior that is a direct result of all the rejection, pain and loss our children experienced and lived in the past. Knowing what they went through, I cannot blame them for the hate that came out of them but I was not prepared to have it directed towards me. One day during one of the very hard seasons with our older children, I found myself on our bedroom floor crying out to God and feeling so weighted by this very hard season. Something inside me rose and a war cry prayer was birthed!
I am a Mother. I am your Mother.
I entered into Motherhood as a choice. I chose you.
I wake up in prayer asking God how to do better, train you well, raise you up to release you to be the woman or man God has called you to be.
I am not defined by your dark words, mean attacks, or your outright lies about who I am.
I will never measure myself as a Mother by your standards as long as the fruits of the Spirit aren’t laced within you.
Your words can’t hurt me, they can’t belittle me, they can’t move me because see I am a Mother, I am your Mother, whether you reject me or accept me I am a Godly Mother who leans on the Lord for guidance, who carries the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word within me, who has the complete armor of God on. I am protected by the breastplate of righteousness. My loins are girded with the truth of God. My feet are shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. I am shielded by Faith. I am wearing the helmet of Salvation.
I choose to fully obey God and all His commands! I am blessed coming in and blessed coming out. Wherever I go and whatever I do I am blessed. The works of my hands are blessed. When I am attacked in one direction I fully know the enemy will scatter in seven directions. I am established in God almighty. I am refreshed by the Lord at the proper time. I am the head and not the tail. I serve Him and only Him. He defines me, revives me, loves me, guides me. He has forgiven me, reshaped me, and molded me into the woman He has called me to be. I have a purpose, a plan, and a hope!
Now to take back what the devil is trying to steal from me:
You, daughter, you son, are purposed by God! I speak boldly in your life today and know the enemy must flee as God’s light penetrates every area of darkness in your life. I stand in the gap in the mighty name of Jesus and proclaim: You are not defined by people’s dark words, mean attacks, or outright lies about who you are. You cannot be controlled by darkness because His light shines upon you.
You will not measure yourself by others’ standards as long as the fruits of the Spirit aren’t laced within them.
Their words can’t hurt you, they can’t belittle you, they can’t move you because see you are a child of God, you are His, whether you reject Him or accept Him You can’t run from Him. I declare you have on the complete armor of God. You are protected by the breastplate of righteousness. Your loins are girded with the truth of God. Your feet are shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. You are shielded by Faith. You are wearing the helmet of Salvation. You have the Sword of the Spirit which is the word of God within you.
I thank God that you choose to fully obey Him and all His commands! You are blessed coming in and blessed coming out. Wherever you go and whatever you do you are blessed. The works of your hands are blessed. When you are attacked in one direction I fully know the enemy will scatter in seven directions. You are established in God almighty. You are refreshed by the Lord at the proper time. You are the head and not the tail. You serve Him and only Him. He defines you, revives you, loves you, guides you. He has forgiven you, reshaped you, and molded you into the woman or man He has called you to be. You have a purpose, a plan, and a hope!
I love you,
Your Mother :)
“However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.” Valerie Harper