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Shine the Light this Mother's Day

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These are certainly history worthy days we are currently living in. While Spring is bursting with full force, the busy little birds are building their nests and tending their young. It reminds me of the extended roles mothers have now taken on. They are now teaching their children from home sanitizing all surfaces, giving gentle reminders for hand washing, stocking the pantry and making their home the safest nest possible during this pandemic.

From my grown daughters, I got a bird’s-eye view of the day-in, day-out issues, accidents, and squabbles that occur in every modern family… right along with the tender, oh-isn’t-that-sweet moments. And that is where we must focus our attention: on the good in these days of raising our children to love and follow God.

So, in these weeks and days before Mother’s Day, I want to encourage and equip all moms, both young and old, to carry on the good work of raising children after God’s own heart.

As a mom, God has graced you with an incredible calling. Opportunities abound to love, encourage and serve your family and others in ways no one else can. You spend every waking hour of your day encourag­ing others. And at the top of your list is encouraging your children, helping them grow up.

If there is one thing I could shout from the mountain top to every frazzled mom it would be, “Pray! Pray! And Pray some more!” Put your desire for your children right at the top of your prayer list.

Secondly, be diligent to live a life that reveals your love for God. Matthew 5:16 says, “Let your light so shine before men [before your children], that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” A woman—a mother—who loves God is a light in dark­ness. Pray for the Lord to help you be that light for your children and family. And, pray diligently that the Lord will work in their little lives to grow them into a light that shines before all men!

 

PONDER

Do you desire that your children love God with all their heart?

RESPOND

Dear Father, I fully submit myself to you so that I may be a light in my home and to my family. I ask that you reveal to me the greater priorities and help me to relax a bit on those things that are not so important. Amen.

RENEWING RESOURCES 

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Mom, as you meet your children's daily needs, know that God has given you a unique position of influence over their lives—you guide their hearts. No matter what their ages, you can help them experience His love, blessings, and provisions when you become A Mom After God's Own Heart.

REFLECT

What can you do to shine a light in your home during this historic time?

REMEMBER

The Lord is always with you. Acknowledge Him throughout your day.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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