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Dear moms,

I know you’re busy. Each and every moment of the day you are looking after little ones. As a mother of five, I know this well myself. I know that after nurturing your personal walk with God, your next priority is to nurture your family. The Bible does say that when you are married you will be concerned about earthly matters, right? Preparing a timely, nutritious, hot meal for dinner is probably one of them. Oh, and the endless laundry. However, moms, we are still called by God to “be ready in season and out” (2 Timothy 4:2) to preach the gospel to every creature God has strategically placed in our path—even though we are on the path with our beloved children. I’m not saying to neglect the children along the way, or to let them run amok in the produce section while you witness to the produce man. What I am saying is that God knows your time restraints, yet He still chooses to direct lost souls your way for a divine purpose.

“God knows your time restraints, yet He still chooses to direct lost souls your way for a divine purpose.”

We need to be ready, whether it’s a telemarketer calling or the plumber who has come to fix a leak. Biblically, why is this so important? We know that faith comes by hearing the Word of God, and that the gospel is the power of God to salvation (Romans 10:17; 1:16). We have the gospel in our hearts, on our minds, and on our tongues; we just need to speak it. We need to speak it to the gardener, the mailman, and our neighbor who has lived next door to us for several years. This is a matter of life and death, which should compel us. Let’s not allow our hearts to become callous to the fact that those who walk on the sidewalk in front of our house may be Hellbound. Is the eternal fire of Hell a reality to you? If not, pray that it will be, for the sake of the souls of the lost.

Let your children see you’ve made sharing the gospel a priority that is utterly important. Let them see that you are mindful to see sinners reconciled to God wherever you go. May they grow to see how you properly handle the rejection, and how you press on in spite of it. Disciple your children so they may grow to be ambassadors for His eternal purpose.

“Let your children see you’ve made sharing the gospel a priority that is utterly important.”

I really believe as moms we often justify not sharing the gospel with anyone because we are caring for our kids. We need to realize that God knows that. Yet He is looking for those who will be faithful to His command.

Practically speaking, moms, get to know your neighbors. Make them brownies after they have offended you. Start in the natural and have the boldness to swing to the spiritual. Invite them into your home to see the integrity of your Christian walk. Sit on the bench next to another mom at the park and talk with her. Give out gospel tracts to the gas station attendant and the grocery checker.

Let this be your life—and most likely it will be your children’s too.

Laura Spence

Laura Spence is the wife of Mark Spence, the Vice President of Outreach at Living Waters. She and Mark have been married since 1999, and they have five children. She has a passion for disciplining the next generation, and happily devotes her time to homeschooling. Using Deuteronomy 6:6-8 as her guiding principle in parenting, nothing brings her more joy than to see her children walking in truth and sharing that truth with others. She also enjoys serving in her church’s youth ministry, traveling, studying God’s Word, and savoring a good cup of coffee with friends.

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