Summary: You have to rest on Gods ability not yours, nothing is impossible when you depend on Gods ability, instead of your own... His results know no boundaries, His results are limitless.
Gods Favor..Gods Plan..Gods Ideas
All Mothers are special and should be celebrated...
A little boy forgot his lines in a Sunday school presentation. His mother was in the front row to prompt him.
She gestured and formed the words silently with her lips, but it did not help.
Her sons memory was blank. Finally, she leaned forward and whispered the cue, "I am the light of the world."
The child beamed and with great feeling and a loud clear voice said, "My mother is the light of the world!"
Moms are great arent they? They care for us, they teach us,
encourage us, help us, feed us, love us, defend us and protect us.
Mothers also see things in us that others don't see...like potential.
I recently saw an interview with Dr. Ben Carson… He said he was so thankful
For his mother, for the encouragement and positive reinforcement that she gave him...
It was the strength that helped him become one of the greatest surgeons
In the world.
He said… To get him off the street, his mother encouraged her sons to read two books every week and also write book reports about those books and she graded them…
All the while only having a third-grade education and never being able to write or read herself.
There are many, many hats a mother wears in her lifetime.
In short there is nothing a mother wont do for their children.
A mothers love, requires her to give of herself in many ways throughout her life,
But there is one thing she never gives, A mothers love never gives up, it never quits.
Dr. Carson also went on to say… That his mother had a no excuses policy
and she was determined, she knew that giving up was not an option...if her children were ever going to rise out of adversity!
It doesn't matter where you are...or where you may have been born.
God can take any situation and turn it amazingly around for your good!
The Favor of God is an amazing thing, especially when He has a plan for some ones life. He can cause the impossible to become possible in every situation.
Matthew 18:26 NKJ
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Jeremiah 29:11 NASB
For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
God hears a praying mother's heart!
What I want to talk about this morning… Is associating King David
with Jeremiah 29:11...and how the plans that he had for David, going from a shepherd boy to being the king of Israel.
Started long before his father ever called him from the fields...to walk before the prophet of God and have his destiny prophesied over him.
Gods plans for David… Started hundreds of years before David's destiny would come to fruition.
Lets look at another story about a woman that was determined this morning.
The story of Ruth, Ruth was a women determined to find the favor of God!
Ruth was from the nation of Moab. She was not originally an Israelite and was looked down upon for that reason.
However she was married to one...she was married to one of Naomi's sons.
Naomi's Family and fled their homeland in the time of famine and had wound up in Moab in things and gone from bad to worse...
when the Scripture says that Elimelech and her sons Mahlon and Chilion all died and left them with nothing in a foreign land.
Understandably Naomi…had become bitter over what had happened and the pain of losing her husband and her two boys was too much for her...
everything she had ever known was gone.
And so Naomi decides to return to her hometown which is Bethlehem and tells her daughter-in-law's Ruth and Orpah...that it probably would be best if they just stayed in Moab their home country.
Orpah quickly decides to do exactly that… But Ruth on the other hand wants no part of Naomi's request.
Ruth 1:16-17 MSG.
But Ruth said, "Don't force me to leave you; don't make me go home. Where you go, I go; and where you live, I'll live. Your people are my people, your God is my god; where you die, I'll die, and that's where I'll be buried, so help me God...not even death itself is going to come between us!"
Ruth was determined…she had her mind made up, she wasnt going anywhere
and so Ruth and Naomi traveled together all the way back to Bethlehem
Ruth 2:1 NKJ.