Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms and mother figures. This is your weekend to be honored and celebrated and you deserve it!

I also know that this weekend can be challenging and complicated for a variety of reasons. If this is the case, you have our love and support and I’m so sorry you’ve walked through this. I believe the Holy Spirit can comfort you today.

There’s something special about Moms that impacts us deeply. Their love, comfort, correction, support, and care mold us in a unique way. 

Paul reminded Timothy about the impact of his mother and grandmother. From their impact, we are nourished spiritually today by reading 1 and 2 Timothy.

”I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you.“

2 Timothy‬ ‭1‬:‭5‬

Notice the faith Timothy’s mom and grandmother gave him, was alive in him. This is an example of the impact Mothers have on their kids. 

Simply put, Moms have influence, and with this comes the ability to build a home on Jesus and be filled with love and stability. 

”A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.“

Proverbs‬ ‭14‬:‭1‬

So today, here are three ways we need Moms in our lives and why they’re so important.

1st – Prayer. 

I believe when Moms pray for their families, God moves. We see this in the life of Hannah, Mary, Elizabeth, Rachel, Leah, and Hagar. 

When they prayed, God moved. 

The prayers of Mothers are special and they touch the heart of God. He sees your tears, hears your words, and feels your faith. You are precious to Jesus and He moves on your prayers.

I encourage you to pray and don’t give up. No matter where your kids are in life and faith, God will move and bring them back. Stand on this promise and believe, He’s moving now.

If He’s answered one prayer, He’ll answer the next prayer. 

”All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him.“

2 Samuel‬ ‭14‬:‭14‬

2nd – Be a safe space. 

When Mom is are a safe space, vulnerability can happen. We all need to be vulnerable and open our hearts. This is where healing comes and where burdens are lifted off.

We need this as kids and as adults. I opened up to my Mom today and I needed it. She’s a safe space where I can share and be ok. 

Sons need their Moms for safety, love, and to have an example of what a lady is. Daughters need their Moms for guidance and an example of how to be a lady. When they are a safe space, this enhances the bond and nourishment that is needed from a Mother to her kids. 

Being a safe space is having a listening ear. It’s being present through listening and coming alongside them as they take their next steps. This is a BIG part of what is needed when someone opens up. 

When Moms get this right, they are an amazing safe space. 

If this is lacking with your kids or your Moms, reach for it. Seek to make amends and start over as needed.

The time is now and it’s never too late to make it right. 

3rd – Set the right temperature.

God gave women the ability to set the temperature in the house. They are the thermostat. When Mom is good, it helps the house be good too. 

When this is wrong, everyone feels it because the temperature is uncomfortable and not hospitable. 

This is an ability Moms have in building their home. It’s intangible and develops a connection that lasts a lifetime and beyond. 

For my family, we all love my Mom’s house. My siblings, our spouses, and our kids all love hanging out there. Her food is good, the company is great, and the bond is evident. This is because my Mom has set the right temperature. We laugh, we eat, we talk, the kids go wild, and we make memories. These are the moments to enjoy and cherish.

Our family goal is to have a family gathering at Mom’s house, once a month. 

Seek to make it right and let God move through this.

This is one way the Bible describes a home with the right temperature. 

”Your wife will be like a fruitful grapevine, flourishing within your home. Your children will be like vigorous young olive trees as they sit around your table.“

Psalms‬ ‭128‬:‭3‬

Happy Mother’s Day! 

We love you, we need you, and we want you in our lives! Your legacy is making a difference!

I pray you see all your prayers answered in the land of the living!

Pastor David Norris

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