ENID, Okla. — “Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you ...” (Jeremiah 1:5 in the Message Bible)
Today is Mother’s Day, and for most mothers out there, love will flow forth in abundance by means of cards, flowers, candy, special words of adoration and maybe even breakfast in bed. If that is you … please count your blessings and speak Numbers 6:24-27 over your children daily. Bring them before God with a thankful heart. I am so blessed to have daughters that show up at my house with a prayer in their heart and a word from God on their tongue. I am so blessed that God is honoring His word in their lives when He says in Jeremiah 24:7, “I will give them (my children, my house) a heart to know Me, to know that I am the Lord.” That is powerful saints, pray this every day. God watches over His word to perform it. He keeps His promises. All we have to do is have faith … and believe.
Unfortunately, the world also is full of moms whose hearts are broken, whose hearts cry out in the night for that child lost in a world of drugs and darkness, for that one diagnosed as terminal, the 12-year-old with child, the rebellious, the run-away, the violent, those snatched from the only world they’ve ever known and imprisoned by a world of trafficking and fear. My heart is heavy for you this morning. But, please take heart, have faith in God. Search the Scriptures until you find that one promise that covers your child, your situation. When you have finally found that promise, open your Bible and lay it before the Father-God. Put your finger on that promise and declare it before Him daily, calling those things that be not as though they were (Isaiah 48:7).
Saints, God tells us to come boldly before the throne of grace, with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16). Just do it … and believe! James 5:16 assures us that “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man or woman (mother) availeth much. ...” I like how the Amplified Bible says it. “The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man (mom) makes tremendous power available (dynamic in its working) powerful and effective (that’s from the NIV). In so doing, all of heaven is activated. Angels are positioned, demons confronted, strategies are developed ... and God is moving, ladies, all because you prayed.
Ah, the good news is, God has a word for all His wonderful moms today, concerning their children …
“Behold, My daughters, before I formed your children in the womb, I knew and approved of them, and before they were born I separated and set them apart, consecrating them; and I appointed them and called them by name and they have favor in My sight. There are no mistakes.
Listen to Me! I have called them from the womb and have called them by their name. They are My own handiwork, a chosen generation. Say not, ‘You are just a mother with no power … they do not listen, they do not obey.’ Say not, ‘Your strength is gone, your tears have failed,’ for I have appointed you overseer of your children and the worlds they live in. You possess the tools to root out and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant. You have the choice to speak life or death, to mold and create, to love unconditionally. I have granted you a spirit of wisdom and insight into the mysteries and knowledge of your children. For they are a chosen generation, a unique people.
Turn to me, My daughters, cast the care of your children over on Me. See if I will not withhold My hand from them. Be not afraid of them, or their faces, for I am with you. I will put forth My hand and touch your mouth. Behold, I will put My words in your mouth that they will not longer fight against you, nor shall they prevail against you. But, they shall be like a tree firmly planted by the streams of water, ready to bring forth fruit in their season. Their leaf will not fade or wither, and everything they do will prosper and come to fruition ...
Keep the faith, My daughters, lift up your eyes round about you and see. See what I see. Fear not that your children will fail or fall, speak not of their rebellion and unbelief, for I am with them. I have given angels charge over them. They are a chosen generation, hand-picked for such a time as this. For this is the generation that will usher in the coming of the Son of Man. This is the generation to carry the mantles and crosses of generals and champions gone before them. This is the generation called the Priest of the Lord.
And you, My sweet daughters, will possess double for your trouble, for your children will rise up and call you blessed, they will rejoice in their portion and in their land, and I will give you an ornament of beauty for your ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a heavy, burdened and failing spirit, that your children may be called oaks of righteousness, lofty, strong and magnificent, and in right standing with Me, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it,” says the Lord.
The Bible is God’s love letter, my friends, written directly to us from the Father-God, Himself. It holds the answers to all our problems. It’s full of direction, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, faith and love – it’s all in there, and it’s all for us. It informs us that we have not, because we ask not. God is still on His throne beloveds and He still has the last say. Have faith in God … and only believe.
It’s been a year and a half since my sweet little mother went home to be with Jesus. If nothing else, she was full of life and laughter. There was never a dull moment. Her faith in God ran deep, as did her love for her children and grandchildren. She is dearly missed.
Happy Mother’s Day, my sweet baby girls, for you are the light of my life, and I am so very proud of you.To mothers everywhere, have a blessed and wonderful Mother’s Day. Grace and peace to you all.
Keep the Faith and worship somewhere today.
Sorrels is News & Eagle editorial assistant and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (580) 548-8140.