Summary: Practical advice for mothers on Mother's Day.
I. Give your life to Jesus Christ and live for Him in front of your family.
II. Model faithfulness in every area of your life
Proverbs 28:20 - The faithful will abound with blessings…
A. Cleanliness & Godliness
B. Church attendance
D. Devotional life…
III. Pray for your children
B. Through Intercession
C. For the rest of your life (even when they are grown)
IV. Teach your kids the Word of God
A. Teach your children how to live by faith
V. Be Honest
Revelation 21:8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
A. Mean what you say and say what you mean (Stick to your word)
1. Don’t be afraid to discipline your children
2. There’s a difference in punishment and correction (Explain)
VI. Let your kids grow up
A. From Mothering to Mentoring
B. There comes a time when you have to see them as an adult
VII. Honor YOUR Mom & Dad - (Honor your Ma & Pa)
Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.
A. As your children grow (honor their grandparents)
B. Even when they are gone
VIII. Guard Your Integrity
Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
A. Keep Your Word
B. If You’re Married… Don’t Flirt
C. Don’t let your good be evil spoken of
IX. Speak life over your children constantly
See Attachment - HOW TO BLESS YOUR CHILD (Focus on the Family)
A. Speak Blessings
B. Speak Health
C. Speak Prosperity
D. Speak Peace
E. The blessing to the seventh generation (establishing perpetual blessings... Teach your kids to bless their kids and teach them to do likewise 2 Timothy 2:2)
F. ITS NOT MIND OVER MATTER ITS WORD OVER MATTER!!!
X. Have Fun!
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
A. Have vacations (staycations)
B. Fill your home with laughter
Conclusion - Pray a blessing of wisdom, strength and protection over the mothers.