Summary: Discusses the anointing of motherhood.
A Mother’s Anointing
Mother’s Day 2010
My message this morning is titled “A Mother’s Anointing”. I believe every mother is anointed by God to walk in motherhood. I fully began to understand the vastness of this anointing as I watched my wife with our children and began to think back through the years of other mothers that I have encountered. I want you to understand that I am not saying every “woman” who is a mother walks in this anointing, but I do believe that anointing is there for them even if they choose not to receive or walk in it.
When I was growing up I had a wonderful mother and yet while she was living I did not fully appreciate or understand the anointing that rested on her as a mother. Even though I was a mother’s boy and had a great relationship with my mother, she died before I was able to fully express to her my appreciation for her walking in the anointing of motherhood. If my mother was alive today I would tell her “thank you”. Thank you for the sacrifices you made to ensure that I had the opportunity to live the life that I do today. Thank you for the times when you punished me for my disobedience ensuring that some temptations I did not give in to. Thank you for not wanting to be my best friend and being strong enough to let me know it. Thank you for taking miscellaneous ingredients found in the kitchen and ensuring we always had something to eat. Thank you for keeping me with you. My mother told me that a distant relative offered to take me and my brother and raise us as her own because my mother had five of us to take care of and my mother said no. I would like to thank her for the prayers – her prayers surrounded me with angels to help me understand God’s calling on my life. Her prayers opened doors that man could not close. Her prayers enabled me to get through school without failing. Her prayers healed me when I was sick. Her prayers calmed me when I was scared. Her prayers comforted me when I was hurting. Thank you Muddear for showing me the love of God which allowed me to have a relationship with Him. (Mothers, know this: if you are praying for your child to be saved or any other relative, I want you to know that God has answered your prayer. Understand, as soon as you prayed the prayer, God dispatched angels to help bring the person to the point of making a decision. God will not over-ride their free will, but He will ensure that they know they have a choice and there is a God that loves them. It doe not matter how many times they say no, the angels of God will not give up. They will keep trying. You prayers are answered!) Finally I would thank my mother for all the things that she did that I did not know that she did. With that said I would hug her and tell her sincerely that I loved her. But I cannot do that because she is no longer here, but God did send others.
You see, I have always been surrounded by strong mothers, mothers who understood their role as it related to their children. When my mother died, God had already placed another mother in my life. I have a wonderful mother-in-law in whose eyes I am like a son. This is not by mistake, but by design. My other mother is here today and I want to say thank you, Mom. Thank you for holding me and comforting me on the day after my mother died as I was in your basement crying. You did not have to do it, but you did. I also thank you for the counsel you gave me a few years ago that enabled me to make the best decisions for my life. You may not realize what you did, but today I want to acknowledge it and tell you thank you and I love you. I truly thank you for allowing God’s anointing to flow through you.
I. A Mother’s Anointing
This morning I want to share with you a few examples of how the anointing of motherhood is displayed in those mothers who choose to walk in it. I do not have time to talk about all of them, but my intentions are to give you an idea so that if your mother is still alive today you can call them or go by and see them and tell them “thank you” and that you sincerely love and appreciate what they are doing in your life. Let’s start with Genesis 3:20.