Sunday, May 8, 2016

A Mother’s Godly Influence

 
"Would you like me to find you a nurse for this baby?"


As Pastor Allan began his Sunday Morning sermon, I took notes and present a digested message here.

Pastor reminded us that we live in a lawless land, because the Government is making everything that was once sin, to become legal. 
 
We as Christians must speak up for what is right in our community.  The Holy Spirit is waiting for us to take a stand.

The three Hebrew children refused to bow down to the king's false god, and were thrown into the burning furnace, but God delivered them and they left the furnace not even smelling of smoke.

Don’t find yourself leaning and following the crowd.  Evil is evil and laws cannot make it right.

You may come under fire when you disagree with the current flow, but be willing to push against the tide and stand firm.

Today was Mother’s day and Pastor gave me permission to read my poem about Mothers.  Click HERE to read it.

Pastor began his sermon about two godly mothers’ and their sons. 

In Egypt the Israelites were slaves, but they were multiplying so fast, Pharaoh was alarmed.  He gave this order to all his people: "Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live."

Now a certain man of the house of Levi took a wife a daughter of Levi, and she conceived, and bare a son.  Exodus 2:2  She saw that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

Before there was a king, God was sovereign over the people.  He set prophets and judges to assist the people, and He chose Moses to bring deliverance. 
 
God uses people to be role models.  It is our responsibility to be examples because our children are watching.  Do you attend church regularly?  Do you pray and read your Bible in front of your children?  Are you living a godly life in the home?

The baby Moses cried and made too much noise and his mother knew something had to be done.  She waterproofed a small basket, placing him inside and hid it in the bulrushes.  You may remember that Pharaoh’s daughter found the baby and raised him as her son.

Another woman named Hannah had no children for she was barren.  She prayed and wept asking God for a son.  1 Samuel 1:11  She made a vow and said, “O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a son, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life. 

God answered her prayer and Samuel was born.  When the child was old enough, she took him to the temple and presented him to Eli the priest. 
 
1 Samuel 1:27-28 For this boy I prayed, and the LORD has given me my petition which I asked of Him. “So I have also dedicated him to the LORD; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the LORD.” And Eli worshiped the LORD there.

At first, Samuel was a helper in the temple, but the spirit of the Lord was upon him, and Eli and others realized God was with him. 

Paul entreated his young surrogate son, Timothy to excel and be godly as were his mother Eunice, and grandmother Lois.

God desires for no wasted lives.  Children need to be brought up to serve God before they make wrong decisions.

In this world’s system there is danger ahead.  We must prepare our children to avoid and side step evil; We can and should teach our children to make wise choices early in life.

Let us guide our youth, and be the Godly example they will desire to follow.


 

3 comments:

  1. Happy Mother's Day to you! Late greetings, I know.
    May you continue to become an example to mothers as you follow God.

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  2. Amen, Hazel. Great reminders of the type of faithful parents we're called to be. Happy late Mothers Day!

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