Mothers are nurturers. Mothers are caring, loving, giving, understanding, patient & brave. Mothers are fierce! They will do whatever is necessary to protect their children.
Mothers are steadfast. Mothers are imaginative, coming up with brilliant ideas to sustain their family.
The love of a mother is indescribable & unconditional! The love a woman gives cannot be measured or understood. When they love, they love fiercely!
I thank God for the faith of a woman! The faith of a woman can sustain her family through any major crisis.
I thank God for the prayers of a mother. Praying women can move mountains! God’s word says this about a mother. In Proverbs 31:25 it says: “Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; And she smiles at the future [knowing that she and her family are prepared]. In verse 28, God’s word says this about a mother: “Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired).”
God also says this about women in verse 30: “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
Most of all a mother is a prayer warrior! The fervent prayer of a mother avails much! God’s word says this about fervent prayer in James 5:16 – The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” Do not let that one word “man” deter you. God is not a respecter of persons (Acts 10:34). The fervent prayer of the women is no different from that same prayer of a man.
In fact, a women’s prayer can be more powerful. Why? Because women give their hearts completely to God. Women for some reason trust God in an easier fashion. Why? I am not sure. Perhaps it is because a woman loves and trusts wholeheartedly. A lot of times without question or doubts.
I truly believe in my heart of hearts that God created women with an incredible capacity to love.
Yes, a woman is a fierce person. And don’t let all this silly talk about men giving birth and becoming mothers too fool or confuse you. God made man and women. God is not and will never be confused on what He created us to be.
A biological man cannot carry a child. A man will never know the blessing it is to carry and care for a living human inside their body.
Mothers, I say thank you today & every day for the job that you do! It is one where there is no pay and long enduring hours.
Sometimes, there isn’t enough appreciation for the sacrifices you make. Today we honor you! We say thank you for everything that you do!
Today is Good Friday.
What does that mean?
Today, the world’s Savior died to take each of our places.
He was the unblemished Lamb of God.
Perfect in every way. He was sinless and bore all sins of all humanity.
He took all that sin to the cross, where it died with His flesh.
Why did he take our sins to the cross?
So, when we were ready, we could proclaim our rebirth via Christ.
See, when we come to God and accept Jesus as our Savior, our sins are already defeated on that old rugged cross.
Why did Jesus do this? Why did He die for you and take each of your sins to the cross?
The answer is so simple. Jesus did it for LOVE.
Jesus was God on earth in human flesh.
Jesus knew what lay ahead of Him. He knew the betrayal, agony, suffering, beatings, hate, and suffocation that waited for Him.
His flesh wanted to back out. His flesh had second thoughts. He asked the Father if this cup could pass Him (Matt 26:39).
But as we all are, He was subject to God’s will.
See, God so loved the world He gave His only Son, Jesus (John 3:16)
God gave out of His love for humanity.
If you are a parent, think of this type of sacrifice. How many of us would give our children to endure such suffering and eventually death?
I would venture to say that none of us would do this.
We love our children too much to see them endure pain and suffering.
We fight so hard to prevent them from enduring any pain.
Yet, God allowed His only Son, Jesus, to endure the most suffering, pain, and agony inflicted on any human.
Why? Why would God do all this?
He loves you more than you can ever imagine.
His love isn’t worldly. It is a love so powerful that it will change you forever.
His love engulfs you. His love surrounds, penetrates, encompasses, and is where His peace that passes all human understanding lives.
Once you feel it, you want to experience it more and more.
It is a love that can only be experienced in His Holy presence.
How do I know this? Because I have felt it.
There have been two occasions where He has allowed me into His presence, where I experienced His love for me.
That is how I can speak to it so profoundly.
I want more. I long to be there in that love again and again.
Now I am not unique. All of us can experience this.
We only have to ask Him and pursue Him.
God wants to be pursued. He wants us to chase after Him.
He wants us to be hungry and thirst for His presence.
He wants us to long for His presence.
Today is the perfect day to seek after God.
We are in trying times. Now is the time to accept Jesus as your Savior.
If you are ready to accept Jesus as your Savior, please pray this prayer out loud with me.
When I say out loud, I mean not under your breath and not to yourself.
Say it so the enemy can hear you.
Yes, it can be a whisper. That is loud enough for God, you, and the enemy to hear.
Today, if you want to seek salvation and Jesus as your personal Savior, pray this prayer with me:
God, I am a sinner. Forgive me for my sins. I believe Jesus died on the cross for me. I believe Jesus is your only begotten Son. I believe He died on the cross, and on the third day, He ascended to heaven and is forever seated at Your right hand. I accept Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior. God, come into my life and use me for Your glory. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
If you prayed that prayer, you are born again. You are a new child in Christ. Welcome to the Kingdom of God.
If you are able, find a good bible-based church that believes Jesus is our resurrected King and Savior.
If you cannot find a good church, don’t give up. Keep praying and seeking God for Him to lead you to one.
There are many great churches online. Pastor Paula White, Bishop TD Jakes, Hank Kunneman, and Joel Osteen are a few of my favorites.
Also, seek God as often as possible through prayer and constantly reading the bible, God’s word.
Via the bible (God’s word), God will start to reveal things to you. His word is also your spoken weapon against sickness, lack, fear, etc. It is your weapon to use against the enemy, Satan.
God’s word is power! It will never lose its power, and it cannot be altered, changed, or revoked. His word is so powerful that even God Himself cannot change His word(the bible). Never forget these things about the bible! God’s word spoken aloud will give you victory in every battle you face.
God bless you!
Does God hear our prayers? Is He listening? Does He want to help with this war raging in Ukraine?
Those are all valid questions. I think each of us has asked or wondered at some point if God is real.
Well, I say ask Him.
God created us. He knows we are curious and wish to understand things that seem more significant than us.
God is more significant than anything or anyone person.
God is so complex that we may never fully understand the scope of who God is, but don’t let that deter you.
God is also personable. He isn’t some significant scary holy entity that is unapproachable.
God is not a cookie-cutter God. He is not a one-size-fits-all deity.
God knows we are curious. He created us to ask questions and to find answers.
If you want to know if God is real, ask Him. Now how He reveals his answers may not satisfy your curiosity.
If you ask questions, He may not reveal the answers. Some answers come many days, months, or even years later.
You might be thinking that you want God to perform some colossal miracle for you to believe that He exists.
We can ask but be cautious not to have grand ideas of exactly how you expect God to show you, His answers.
His answer may be so subtle that you miss it.
You should know this about God; He never answers prayer the way you expect Him to.
That is one thing that I admire about God. He always does something unexpectedly that makes me appreciate Him even more.
So, ask Him. He may answer, and He may not respond.
God wants us to seek Him continuously.
And please don’t think that if He doesn’t answer your question, this is the proof that He does not exist.
God wants and desires to be pursued.
I know you might be thinking that this pursuit is too much to ask, but once you have a glimpse of God, you will know it was all worth it, and you will hunger for more peeks and reveals into who God is.
A personal relationship with God is beyond any small effort we put into it. We are living in scary times. There is no better time to pursue God.
Right now, we need to be constantly praying for peace. Ask God to intervene in this awful war and for His mighty hand to move to end it quickly. Also, pray for peace! We need peace! Don’t give up on prayer.
Please don’t think that it does not work. Prayer is power. If prayer groups are praying for peace, join one. Even if it is an internet prayer group, God will still hear. Time, place, in person or internet prayer, God is not restricted by any of these things.
When we come in agreement with other believers seeking God’s will, He will move. His word says so. In Matt 18:19, His word speaks of the power of agreement:https://biblehub.com/matthew/18-19.htm
Where should you give? There are many great charities raising funds for humanitarian relief for the people of Ukraine. Do some research and see if God’s peace comes over you about giving a donation at the place you choose.
Giving is also called planting a seed. Although this seed is a money seed, it can be pointed and asked for God to use it for a breakthrough in this war, for peace to prevail, and for God’s hand to move in this situation.
Our family has planted seeds with Samaritan’s’ Purse, Paula White Ministries, and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Again, this is where I gave. Where you plant your seed is between you and God.
Here are some bible verses that will assist you in your pursuit of our one true living God: