Happy Mother's Day! We are so greatful for all of the mothers that God has placed at Faith Temple. Not only do you love and serve your children so faithfully, but you love and serve the kingdom and this week, we want to pray for you. A mother is a special kind of lady.
This week we pray for the diverse collection of mother's that have been led to Faith Temple. We have mom's facing great battles with sickness and disease. We have single mom's and step mom's. We have mom's burdered with the unrighteous choices of their children and we have mama's praying to see their lost sheep saved. And we have working mom's and mom's that stay home. We have mom's that are caretakers for their children and others that have come to the point of life where they have flipped roles and become taken care of by their children.
Whatever stage or phase you are going through right now, you are mom. You are kind and gentle and strong and resilent. You ARE prepared to face whatever life brings and you will overcome victoriously if you remember to keep your focus on God. Your devotion and prayers will not go unheeded and your Christ-like love will make a difference in your home, in your church, and in your world!
Bible Scripture: Proverbs 31:28-29 - Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters ahve done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Faith Application: Commit to praying every day this week and fasting one day a week. Pray when you want. Remember, you may not pray an hour a day but don't let an hour go by without communicating with God. On your fast day, fast whatever you feel, but let it be a sacrifice; let it be from the heart. Fast somethingthat has become an idol in your life and takes up your time and your energy in place of moments with God.
Prayer Focus: Lord, today we pray for our mom's. Mother's today face all kinds of challenges. We lift them up to you, placing you in control of every decision and every burden that weighs on their mind. Surround our mother's with your love and give them the strength to persevere. Give them the strength to be the Godly wife, mother, and woman that you have called them to be.
Family Activity: Pray for mom! Children - if you are reading this, give mom a big hug. Make a list of five reasons why Mom is so special to you and find a special way to present it to her. Also... if you want to make some major Mama bonus points, find ways to help her around the house this week. Give her some time to rest. And most of all, make sure she knows how much you love her!