Friday, May 9
I received this email from my mom and I thought it was a great devotional that I wanted to share with everyone!! Have a Blessed Mother's Day Weekend!!
A Mother's Prayers
She continued praying before the Lord . . . . Her lips moved, but her voice was not heard.
1 Samuel 1:12-13
Recommended Reading1 Samuel 1:8-18
Someone once said, "It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it!"That's especially true for mothers torn between work and home. Former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir put it this way: "At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent."But Christian mothers have a secret weapon--prayer; and the "patron saint" of praying mothers is the biblical hero named Hannah. In half of all the verses about her in 1 Samuel, she is praying; and her prayers produced one of the greatest heroes of the Bible, her son Samuel.You can pray for your children when you're at work. You can pray for them when they're at school. Your prayers can pursue them to college, to Iraq or Afghanistan, or to the far corners of the world. Your prayers can mold, shape, protect, recover, and enrich them. And in praying, you can trust the Lord with their welfare and remain hopeful for their success.In an age of "Hannah Montana," it's time to rediscover the original Hannah and to emulate her example.Praying Samuels come from praying Hannahs. . . . Praying leaders come from praying homes.E. M. BoundsRead-Thru-the-Bible2 Chronicles 29:1- 31:21
Here's another one that a good friend of mine sent me. Thanks Liz!! Thought I'd share this too.
No Love like a Mother's LoveThere is no love, like a mother's love,no stronger bond on earth...like the precious bond that comes from God,to a mother, when she gives birth.A mother's love is forever strong,never changing for all time...and when her children need her most,a mother's love will shine.God bless these special mothers,God bless them every one...for all the tears and heartache,and for the special work they've done.When her days on earth are over,a mother's love lives on...through many generations,with God's blessings on each one.Be thankful for our mothers,for they love with a higher love...from the power God has given,and the strength from up above.
by Jill Lemming
by Jill Lemming