Summary: Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly.
A Godly mother
2. 1 Samuel 1: 11
Your arms were always open when I needed a hug.
Your heart understood when I needed a friend.
Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson.
Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly.
There was a recent study reported in the October 2004 issue of “Psychological Science” that showed that Children who have the good fortune to interact with their mothers a lot develop healthier consciences. In that article they said that toddlers were encouraged to imitate their mothers in such simple actions as playing tea party/tending to a stuffed animal.
“As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem”
1. The Heart of a Mom is Caring
2. The Heart of a Mom is discerning
3. The Heart of a Mom is Helpful
4. The Heart of a Mom is Persistent (Stubbon)
5. The Heart of a Mom is Full of Faith
A mother plays very important role in building up a family, building up a child in a Godly way.
King Solomon in Proverbs 14:1 says
“The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”
We need Godly mother’s who can establish their families.
Who is a Godly mother?
1. A Godly mother is the one who cries for her child. (Genesis 21:11- 21)
Hagar was maid of Sarah the wife of Abraham who had no children and was forced by his wife sarah to take her maid Hagar as her wife and to bring up child to be there heir which was not the plan of God. Now when God provided a son to Abraham though his wife sarah now she was not happy have Hagar her maid and her son Ismael who was born through Abraham. So she want to send them away. So Abraham send away them both.
As they both traveled throught the wilderness they came to point where the water in the skin was over so they no water to drink and the boy was about died due to lack of water. That was the time when God encounter with hagar who was the mother of Ismael and gave her a solution.
2. A Godly mother is the one who prayer’s for her child. (1 Samuel 1: 11)
And she made this vow: “O LORD of Heaven’s Armies, if you will look upon my sorrow and answer my prayer and give me a son, then I will give him back to you. He will be yours for his entire lifetime, and as a sign that he has been dedicated to the LORD, his hair will never be cut.
They say that Susannah Wesley (the mother of two great evangelists of the day – John Wesley and Charles Wesley) spent one hour each day praying for her 17 children. In addition, she took each child aside for a full hour every week to discuss spiritual matters.
Because of her faithfulness in pointing her children toward God John and Charles Wesley grew up to make a powerful mark on the culture of their day.
Here are a few rules she followed in training her children:
1. She rewarded politeness and good behavior. And she punished any sign of stubbornness and selfishness in her children
2. She taught her children to pray as soon as they could speak.
3. If she made a promise to her child… she kept it.
4. And if a child freely confessed a sin, she didn’t punish him. But rebellious behavior was always quickly dealt with.
The point is: she took her responsibility as a Godly mother seriously. And she saw her role in influencing her children for Christ as crucial.
The prayer of Mother Teresa:
Dear Jesus, help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with Thy spirit and love. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Thine. Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Thy presence in my soul. Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus. Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be a light to others.
3. A Godly mother is the one who gives her child. (1 Samuel 1:22)
When her husband Elkanah went up with all his family to offer the annual sacrifice to the Lord and to fulfill his vow, Hannah did not go. She said to her husband, “After the boy is weaned, I will take him and present him before the Lord, and he will live there always.” “Do what seems best to you,” her husband Elkanah told her. “Stay here until you have weaned him; only may the Lord make good his word.” So the woman stayed at home and nursed her son until she had weaned him. After he was weaned, she took the boy with her, young as he was, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephahf of flour and a skin of wine, and brought him to the house of the Lord at Shiloh. When the bull had been sacrificed, they brought the boy to Eli, and she said to him, “Pardon me, my lord. As surely as you live, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the Lord. I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there.