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The love of a mother transcends human emotion. There’s nothing she won’t do to see that her children are not only surviving but also thriving. In a perfect world, we would care for our children, feed them, clothe them, make sure they are safe, rejoice when they find the perfect mate, and take comfort in the knowledge that they will serve the Lord long after we have departed this earth. But this isn’t a perfect world and there are some circumstances that shatter our perfect dream and defy imagination. Disappointment can be one of the most devastating and painful side effects of motherhood. Especially when you have experienced the joy of your child coming to know the Lord and sadly watch them be lured away by temptation, false promises and lies. Mom, it’s a vicious world we live in and the prince of the air will use any measure necessary to steal, kill and destroy. But let me remind you that the prayers of the righteous are powerful and effective (James 5:16). Mom, also remember Proverbs 22:6, which states that if you train a child in the way he (or she) should go then they will never depart.
First Line of Defense!
Sistah, I can just hear some of you saying “I came to the Lord late in life and lost the opportunity to raise my child in the Lord.” Well my Sistah, God knew the exact moment that you would be saved and with Him nothing is wasted. So you need to wake up each morning and say “this is the day that the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad.” Mom’s you need to remove any feelings of condemnation that the enemy has tried to use against you to stop you from directing your gaze to God Almighty. Rise up and receive new strength, ask God for a strategy on how to pray and fight for your children. Receive encouragement my Sistah and understand that nothing you do is in
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vain. Every tear drop, every word uttered in prayer, every groan, every gesture, every action that wages war against the enemy is a step in the right direction. Sometimes, that may include waiting patiently, keeping our advice to ourselves, confronting or intervening for the lives of our precious loved ones. A mother is not just a friend, counselor, or a bank! Nooo, she has become the first line of defense. So while you’re in the trenches my Sistah, know that you are not alone in this battle. You may not see the other soldiers but they are there with you warring and praying in the very same battle. They know what it’s like to be disappointed, to feel hurt, to be wounded on the battle field, and yet have to rise up again. They know what it’s like to wait season after season without the benefit of results. And yet they are with you fighting a war that has already been won. Know today that we are in prayer with you. But most of all know that God and all of heaven goes before you.
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Published on Oct 19, 2009
Published on Oct 19, 2009
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