The Importance Of Motherhood
There is an attack in our world today on the idea of being a mother. The courts, culture and businesses see children and child rearing as an inconvenience – a threat to your job or career and personal freedom. As Christians, having children is not about populating the earth but populating Heaven. We populate Heaven by having children.
Motherhood for some is an accident, while for others, it is biologically impossible. The moment the child is born, the mother is also born. The woman existed but the mother did not. Motherhood such an important role. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in; it is something that God gave you time for.
My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted a seed that I base my life on and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mindMichael Jordan
I remember my mother’s prayers and they always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. I regard no man as poor who has a godly motherPresident Abraham Lincoln
Anna Jarvis was the first woman who suggested a national observance of an annual day honoring all mothers because she had loved her mother so dearly. Mother’s Day was observed in a number of large cities and on May 9th 1914, by the act of congress, President Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. He established the day “as a time for our public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country”.
Luke 1:28-31, “And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS.”
When the angel said that Mary had the favor of God, it did not relate to her career, business, gifts, prophetic ability or ministry. The favor of God and great destiny God had for related to her being a mother. Sometimes, the world today, culture makes it seem like a woman’s place, dignity or high value is found everywhere except home. I want to highlight three very simple things.
Being A Mother Is A Calling
Motherhood is a fulltime ministry of diapers and discipleship, where you are being discipled by diapers. Mary’s ministry was raising Jesus. Do you think Mary could compare becoming a successful businesswoman to raising the Son of God? In the same way, every child a mother raises is God’s son or daughter. I believe not only is it a very precious calling but it is an act of discipleship. Discipleship does not happen in a classroom but in every other aspect of life. What motherhood allows is an expression of servanthood, selflessness and sacrifice, which is what makes a disciple. The nine fruit of the Holy Spirit is exactly what is required for motherhood.
Many mothers are not only raising but educating their children. In a time where the culture is pushing demonic agendas to be taught as law in schools, it is time for mothers to rise up and educate their children according to the Word of God.
Motherhood Can Be A Crisis
Many mothers go through an extremely painful time to birth their children but in some cases, that is where a greater pain actually begins. What is more painful than childbirth is when that child grows up and begins to make wrong decisions (Proverbs 17:25). Parents, especially mothers often feel great burdens and pain for their children, long after childbirth according to the way they choose to live their lives (Galatians 4:19). Some mothers are raising their entire family themselves because the father of their children left. Add financial responsibilities and the crisis becomes overwhelming.The fact that your children make bad decisions doesn’t make you a bad parent anymore than the fact that man committing sin did not make God a bad God. Click To Tweet
Everyone has their free will and make decisions regardless of how they have been trained. If your children are gone astray, don’t stop serving God. Give them to God, who loves our children even more than we do. Keep praying for your children. Don’t stop bringing other children to God, trusting that God will send somebody to bring your child to Him.
The mother of Moses had to release him. She nursed him but trusted God to raise him. Hannah nursed Samuel but trusted God to raise Him. I want to encourage parents, as it seems you have to release your child into Egypt, trust God that the seeds you planted, God will cause to be watered and grow. You have loved, prayed and sown seeds. Now, you have to wait for the harvest to come.
If you are a young person and are disobedient to your parents, I want to let you know you are hurting the Holy Spirit and if you want to know how He feels, you can see it on the face of your mother.
Mothers Need Community
Mothers cannot do their call and task without: a man who provides for them, children who honour them and a church who supports them.
The mother of Jesus could not raise Jesus without Joseph’s help. When Jesus was dying on the cross, He said to John, “Behold your mother” Despite the pain of crucifixion He was going through, Jesus still thought about her wellbeing and provision. There will be times when as children, providing for our aged parents will be difficult. In the same way that they gave you a portion of their life, you will have to give a portion of yours. That is a Scriptural command. Be a gift and a blessing to you parents.The best gift you can give your mothers is repentance. Click To Tweet
I pray Lord Jesus that Your presence would fill our mothers; let Your Holy Spirit walk beside them. May they begin to see the reward of every labor, prayer, tear and sleepless night. Heal them. Strengthen them. Let their fears be drowned in Your perfect love, Lord. Change the hearts of their children and use them for Your glory. We agree for their children and spouse’s salvation in Jesus Christ’s name.
Sermon By Vladimir Savchuk; Blog By Edward Gardiner.
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