HONORING THE GIVERS OF LIFE

proverbs 31-28

Mother’s Day is the day we set aside to honor and respect all the women who brought us life: mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers and women who treat us like their sons and daughters that we consider as a mother.

We would not be here if it was not for our mother’s. We would not be the kind of people we are today without our mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, and the many women God has place in our lives that have profoundly impacted our destiny. 

My mother and grandmother have been gone for several years.  Yet, they are as much in my heart and mind as they were when they were alive.  I am eternally grateful to my mother and grandmother.  I have a two sons and a three year old grandson.  I am so thankful that God chose me to be their mother and grandmother.  They are my heritage (gift) from the Lord.  

Psalm 127:3 says, “Children are a heritage (gift) from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.”  

Proverbs 17:6 says, “Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.”  

Although Mother’s Day comes only once a year, we should be mindful to always honor our mothers and fathers (Ephesians 6:1-3). This is a commandment with a promise attached that we “will live well and have a long life.”

As I reflect over the role of mothers, I can’t help but think that God gave us the privilege of being life-givers. The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living (Genesis 3:20). We not only have the privilege of creating and birthing children, we have the power to create.  Not just create babies; after all some women are unable to do that, and some don’t want to.  I am talking about the ability to create with our words.  We have been given the power to speak life over others.  Words are powerful. Words can destroy or build.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).   We need to be speaking life – not death into other people.  I know how hard it is to speak life when everything seems to be upside down, but we need to speak life to turn it around in our favor. 

The Bible has much to say about the power of our words.  We can and should be speaking life over our children, children’s children, neighborhood children, school children, etc. Of  the many tools God gave you to raise a child, whether it’s your child or not, the most powerful is your tongue. I encourage you today to speak life over your children!  Whatever sphere of influence God has given you, you have the power to bring forth life through your words!

I honor and celebrate you!  May your children rise up and call you blessed!

Many Blessings,

Fran

 

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