Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

The sayings of King Lemuel—an inspired utterance his mother taught him. Proverbs 31:1 NIV

May God bless all the mothers who inspire those they “mother” to be an inspiration for future generations!

 

We know that not everyone who mothers, gives birth to those they mother. And for that reason, we should celebrate all who nurtured others with the love overflowing in their hearts, so others could know–Love!

Mother's Day 2017

Celebrating The Gift of Motherhood!

“Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—“so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” (Ephesians 6:2,3 NIV)

How have we come so far from obeying the commandments of God as it pertains to honoring mothers and fathers? We know we have because of all the sad events reported in the media. If we really want to see a change in our nation, we must return to doing things God’s way.

But before we can truly honor mothers and fathers, they have a responsibility to their children–to bring them up in the ways of God, not just by word but by example. When children are exposed to Godly behavior  in their homes, they will exemplify that behavior when they are not at home. That’s simple enough, but perhaps too simple to be understood and implemented.

How parents act–and we see them in public–in private will be seen in the behavior of their children in public. Children do what they see their parents do, not just what their parents say. This occurs because some parents have a “do as I say mentality rather than do as I do” mentality. In other words, they are not going to behave as God would direct us and then they wonder why their children are often in trouble.

Admittedly, some children are prone to fall under the influence of peers who have not been parented by Godly parents and they go astray, even though their own parents have lived a life that is pleasing to God in front of them. This is why all parents are responsible for their  children’s behavior since their behavior has wide range influence. Kids who are cussing in public or cussing at their teachers have parents who have no regard for the language they use in front of them. Kids who steal and lie pick up the bad habits from parents who think nothing of stealing and lying in front of their kids. Loud and obnoxious kids usually have loud and obnoxious parents or are influenced by other kids who have loud and obnoxious parents.

But that’s not all parents and it’s certainly not all kids. There are some good examples of Godly parents in our environment and it is those parents who are committed to raising children who respect those in authority, have values and morals that are evident in their daily behavior, and who know and love The Lord.

Kids are not responsible for the behavior of their parents–parents are responsible for the behavior of their kids–to a point. Once they leave a parent’s home, they are responsible for themselves, but if they have not had a good foundation laid for responsible behavior, they may not learn to behave responsibly.

At any rate, there is a time and place for everything and today is the time set aside to “honor mothers”  and all the mothers who have raised their children by Godly example, I salute you. For those who never knew their natural mothers and made it anyhow, I celebrate you. For those who raised more children they gave birth to–God has a special place in heaven for you. For all the mothers–who raised their children with love and discipline as a foundation for living, God bless you!

Hopefully, I have not left out any of the wonderful mothers who have raised or are raising God-loving children. If your mother is no longer here, hug someone’s mother who reminds you of your own. Let’s celebrate motherhood as a great gift from God because it is.  

   Mothers Day 2015

Mothers–Special People!

Who gets up–day after day–whether they’ve had a good night’s rest or not–to take care of families?

Who works inside the home and out–to make sure all their loved ones have what they need?

Who seldom acknowledges illness, but keeps going in order to make sure others are well?

Who cares about the lives of all they love–making sure they eat right, sleep well, and live right?

Who does all of this–24/7–365 days a year–where the pay is less than minimum wage?

Mothers, Of Course–It’s what we do!

It’s just the way God made us–with love overflowing!

 

On this special day, recognizing special people–Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s Mother’s Day!

Before we come into this world, most of us experience a mother’s love in her care for herself.

After we arrive, most of us experience a mother’s love in her care for us.

While we’re growing and maturing, her love is still evident in her care, discipline, and guidance towards us.

When we become adults and leave home, her love surrounds us in all the things we were taught.

And now, it’s her turn.  Just how much do you love her?  Do you love your mother enough to care for her, to surround her with love, just as an return on her investment in you?  Give it a try–she’ll appreciate it.

And for those of us whose mother is no longer with us in the earth realm, we can still love her and remember her guidance and surround others with love, just as she loved us while she could.

For those who didn’t have the kind of mother described above, look to the person in your life who does fit the description–loving, caring, and willing to discipline as they guided you through some of the trials of life and love them just as much.  Pray for your biological mother that God will yet give them an opportunity to be a godly mother, created by Him.  It’s only too late when they are gone!

Shower mothers today with an abundance of love and kindness and let them know–they are appreciated!