Tony and I got married when I was 31. Until then I had taken care of myself and things just worked out fine. When we got married, Tony took such good care of me. He loved to cook, knew how to clean and could manage my finances too.  When I became a mother three years later, things changed suddenly! Not only was on my own as mother to my child, but we also moved to Italy and I was totally alone. There was no-one to help me be a mother. I didn’t know anyone; I didn’t speak the language and our neighbors were strangers to me.

I was now my child’s mother! I realized that if my child was going to be fed, changed or cleaned, I would have to do it. If my child needed help, I would have to help her. I had no external help to be a mother, but I found some help from another source. My great need made me look to the Holy Spirit.

As a mother, I often needed help and comfort for myself and The Holy Spirit was just that for me. But He also helped me to help and comfort my child. He helped me in practical ways. There were times when I didn’t know what to do for my child. Thank God for the Holy Spirit and the prayer language of praying in the Spirit. Many times I just prayed in tongues and answers came to my heart; practical answers to help me care for my child’s soul, her body and her spirit. Many times the interpretation of what I prayed came to me and I knew what to do.

I found out that if I followed Him in everything I did for my children, I got it right. Other people may be able to give you ideas about how to be a good mother. But no-one knows your child like God and, by the help of His Spirit, you can have help that is personal and precise for you and your children.

John 14:16  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.