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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.'


"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.

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!