Mothers in Control: Holy Vacuum Cleaners?

Ah, mothers.
Aren’t we great?
Always running around serving,
Acting like a combination of Martha and Mary.
A+ Mums who are in control, right?
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Think again. When any one of us, whether  a mother or not, refuses to give up control, we shut out the power of the Holy Spirit. In fact, we end up acting just like vacuum cleaners when it is God’s job to purify our family in His power, mercy and grace. He desires that we simply become conduits of His Love. It is by Christ’s suffering that mothers and their families are healed, not by the mother acting like a sacrificial lamb or a scapegoat like in the Old Testament.

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