I Was Mary, The Mother Of Jesus

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I was a mother for years and did not know that I was not supposed to provoke my children to anger, Colossians 3:21. I was always thought that if your children were not anger with you, you was not doing a good job. I cared so much how other people viewed me as a mother. I made my children into little soldiers thinking it was all for God.
However, God never wanted me to make my children into soldiers that people could talk about how great they were. God wanted me to love and know my children at the age of six, nine, and nineteen. I needed to care about how my children felt and thought guiding them to Christ, not forcing them to be who I thought they should be.
Because I did not understand this truth, I was mean to my children. God showed me one day reading the bible in Luke 2. Luke 2:41-50, “Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled
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Mary had searched for her child, not knowing where he was. If I had been in Mary’s shoes and my child said, “How is that ye sought me? Did you not know I would be about my father’s business?” I wound have popped him in the mouth good. I would have been angry that my child did not say, “I sorry mother, I will not do it again. I thought my son should honor and obey me, which to me, asking me how is it you sought me would have been anything but honor.
Since Jesus is the perfect Lamb of God who was without sin, I knew sin was in me. I would have whooped Jesus. I was out of control. I did not care what my children thought, because they had to obey me. They were the ones who had to come under submission. Did I have good children that obeyed? Yes I did, but did I give them respect they deserved? No, I did not. Did I provoke my children to anger? Yes, I

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