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Saturday, 9 May 2009

Spiritual Sundays


"Happy Mother's Day"
and as it is Mother's Day, I would like to share a devotional from a May '07 edition of 'Our Daily Bread.'

INFLUENCE OF GODLY MOMS

"Her children shall rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her." Proverbs 31:28

Many people have been richly blessed by what they learned at their mother's knee.
Consider John and Charles Wesley. Their names would probably never have lighted the pages of history if it hadn't been for their godly mother who taught them that the law of love and Christian witness was to be their daily guide. Susannah Wesley spent one hour each day praying for her 17 children. In addition, she took each child aside for a full hour every week to discuss spiritual matters with him or her. No wonder John and Charles were used of God to bring blessing around the world. Here are a few rules she followed in training her children:
Subdue self-will in a child and work together with God. Teach him to pray as a soon as he can speak. Give him nothing he cries for and only what is good for him if he asks for it politely. To prevent lying, punish no fault that is freely confessed, but never allow a rebellious, sinful act to go unchecked. Commend and reward good behavior. Strictly observe all promises you have made to your child.
Let us honour our godly mothers today, not only with words of praise for them but with lives that reflect the impact of their holy influence! - Henry Bosch

Of all the earthly things God gives,
There's one above all others:
It is the precious, priceless gift
Of loving Christian mothers.

THE VIRTUES OF MOTHERS ARE VISITED ON THEIR CHILDREN. -Dickens
My own mother has just gotten out of the hospital from having had surgery on her hip. I am thankful to God for her and I pray that He will pour His abundant blessings down upon her.
I so enjoyed raising my own children! It was and still is a privilege I try to never take for granted. Today, I am blessed with three wonderful sons, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. I consider each of them to be a gift from my heavenly Father's hand and even though some of them live far away, they are all close in my heart always.
Thank you for taking the time to visit today, and please click on the Spiritual Sundays button on my sidebar to visit all the other lovely devotionals. I'm certain you will be inspired and enriched by what you read. The Lord bless you!

16 comments:

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Sandi,
Susannah Wesley is such an inspiration to us all, I always enjoy reading about her. Thank you for sharing. I will be praying that God will continue to heal your Mother,I too am blessed to have my Mother still with me.
May I wish you a very Blessed and Happy Mothers Day.
Sue

Ms.Daisy said...

Hi Sandi,
Thank you for sharing this about Susannah Wesley and how she raised her children to love and trust in God from a very early age. Thank God for Christian Mothers! A very Happy Mothers Day to you!


~Jean

char72 said...

Your post today is very inspiring. Thank God for Christian mothers. The thought just popped into my head that Jesus probably had the best mother of all.
Thank you for sharing, and Happy Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day to your Mom too.
Charlotte

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Sandi, wishing you and your mom a heartfelt Mother's Day and a wonderful, loving, blessed filled day of new memories!

Love and hugs!
The butterfly

Melly said...

Oh Sandi, what a beautiful & inspiring devotion, thank you for sharing it with us all. Thank you also for your sweet and encouraging comment it means so much, you bless my heart. Praying you and your Mum have a beautifully blessed Mothers Day!!
Love & Hugs
Melly:)

Karen said...

Wise words and a beautiful post for Mother's Day.

Saleslady371 said...

Hi, Sandi:
Thanks for that great devotional. I'm glad your mom is healing! Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

Lisa said...

What a lovely post! A speedy recovery to your sweet Mom and a Happy Mother's Day to both of you!

Smilingsal said...

How fortunate you are to have your mother to hug!

Lisa said...

Happy Mother's Day!
Hugs, Lisa

Carolyn said...

Nice post,Sandi! Susannah Wesley must have been an amazing woman.
Happy Mother's Day.
,
Carolyn

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Hope you are having a blessed Mother's Day!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Sandi,
Happy Mothers Day. I am so happy for your that you have you Mom with you still. Give her a hug for me!
Penny

Millie said...

Sandi, I hope you had a great Motheres Day. I didnt get to comment earlier on your wonderful "love story", but it was so sweet. I am happy it all worked out with your families and that the 2 of you are living "happily everafter"!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day post! Thank you for sharing.

Katherine

enchanting cottage said...

I'm so happy to hear that your mom is home from the hospital. I will keep her in my prayers. I hope you had a wondeful mothers day.
God Bless,
Ginger

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