Friday, May 9, 2008

A Mother's Prayer


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

1 comment:

  1. I think, in light of your post, you may be interested in this post I wrote about Miley Cyrus and her faith:

    http://www.christandpopculture.com/television/lessons-learned-from-hannah-montana/

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Thank you soo much for leaving an encouraging comment, I look forward to reading them and thank you for stopping by.

God Bless you!
By His Grace,
Adrienne

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Truth is not a feeling. Truth is not an idea. The truth is found in the Bible.Sincerity and good works do not bridge the gap of sin between God and man. Only the blood of Jesus can cleanse a person (Heb. 9:22; John 14:6). Sincerity and good works are merely the reliance upon what is in the individual to merit favor with God. Sincerity is a form of pride when it is appealed to as a justification for being accepted by God: "But God, look at my heart. See how sincere I was? I deserve to be in heaven."No. If sincerity and good works were good enough to satisfy God, then He wouldn't have given us the Bible to correct our sincerely wrong ideas, and He wouldn't have sent His Son to do what our good works cannot.Truth is what God says is true.The truth is important not because it is simply true. It is important because truth is what defines who and what we believe in.Eternity is a long time to be wrong. Especially about Jesus.

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WE BELIEVE the worship of God should be spiritual! Therefore we remain flexible so the Holy Spirit may direct our worship.
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If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, simply pray this prayer and mean it in your heart.

Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe you died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I confess you as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you for saving me. Amen.If you just prayed that prayer and meant it, Jesus Christ has now taken residence in your heart! Your decision to follow Christ means God has forgiven you and that you will spend eternity in heaven.

The Bible tells us, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 NKJV).

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God Bless you Brethren.
In the Mighty Name of Jesus!!! Amen!!!
Your sister in Christ Jesus!!!
Adrienne