We mom’s that are in Christ “… are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that we should show forth the praises (virtue) of him who has called us out of darkness into his marvelous light” I Peter 2:9
Virtue is used four times in the Bible and it identifies and calls us to excellence, moral purity, integrity, and alertness to what is right. People with true virtue are the one’s that positively influence all those around them. Who wouldn’t want that? These women have strong patterns of honesty, loyalty, gratefulness, and purity in thought, conversation, attitude and actions. Because these people are so far and few between, they are easily recognizable.
These are the women we want to be like. We watch them with their husbands and children and want their way of speaking and attitude. Our children are drawn to these women. They are sincere, truthful, forgiving, hospitable, generous, encouragers and bold with their faith. They are the “endurers” with gratefulness in trials. This characteristic is a deal breaker when finding a trusted friend.
We really like these girls!
Personally, I thought the splendor of the chapel, the simplicity of the bride’s gorgeous gown, the magnificent flowers, the obvious respect the couple had for each other and the occasion… all added to make the Royal Wedding magical. This young bride will be under the spotlight for the rest of her life. Some will watch to see her excel and others will watch to see her fail.
Who is watching us?
Certainly my sphere of influence is significantly smaller, but no less important! It is… after all…my “sphere” and I’m responsible for it (I own it!). “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. (for sure…He is watching!) Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give an account”. Heb. 4: 13 Mothers of little prince and princesses have been called with purpose “out of darkness into His marvelous Light to show forth His virtue”. What do other’s see when they see us? Is His virtue shining through us? How much “light” do they see?
My three granddaughter’s…Princess Alexandra’s 18th Birthday
with Catherine and Megan Joy
Do they see Him in me??
We never know when someone is watching and our moment of “royal” influence will be counted on to make a difference. We belong to the most Noble, Magnificent and Regal King who has ever lived and who has told us that “If we keep His royal law, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’ we’re doing right”. James 2: 8 “Do not merely listen to His word and so deceive yourselves but do what it says!” Jas. 1: 22 We cannot love our neighbor as “our self” and be self-sensitive, complaining, dissatisfied, gossipers, slanderers, entertainers of bad thoughts, encouragers of others to do wrong by our example, rationalizers, deceivers, woman addicted to social media or anything else…
To see “royalty” in me, He has to walk in me!
I don’t produce “light” apart from Him…He is the light!
John 1: 1-5
~Jackie Johnson - I am a former tribal missionary to the Kuna Indians on the Colombian border in Central America. Fluent in several languages, my husband and I currently pastor a Spanish-speaking church in Southern California. My passion is discipling and equipping dedicated young women for life, marriage, motherhood, and beyond. I am the mother of two daughters and the grandmother of three Princesses and four young Knights.