Summary: Matthew 23:37 , how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings,
THE MOTHER-HEART OF GOD
If your Mother never did any thing right, she did one thing totally right…She Had You and You Are Anointed of God. Thank God for your Mother.
Isaiah 66:12 For the Lord says, See, I will make her peace like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream, and she will take her children in her arms, gently caring for them on her knees. 13 As to one who is comforted by his mother, so will I give you comfort: and you will be comforted.
God pays a wonderful tribute to motherhood in Isaiah,
as He refers to His love for His children as "a mother’s love".
Jesus paid the same tribute to motherhood when He spoke of His concern and love for Jerusalem being typified by
"a hen gathering her chicks under her wing."
Matthew 23:37 , how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings,
I. THE LOVE OF A CHRISTIAN MOTHER
TIPIFIES THE LOVE OF GOD FOR HIS CHILDREN:
"To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:19.
God’s love is non-preferential.
Illustration: A mother who had twelve children
was asked which one she loved the best. Her answer:
"The one who’s sick until he gets well;
and the one who is away until he gets back home!"
II. THE CONCERN OF A CHRISTIAN MOTHER TYPIFIES GOD’S CONCERN FOR HIS CHILDREN:
"Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you."
It has been said: "A father becomes concerned when his child breaks a bone….a mother when her child skins a knee!"
III. THE SACRIFICIAL COMPASSION OF A CHRISTIAN MOTHER TYPIFIES GOD’S SACRIFICIAL HEART:
II Corinthians 8:9 "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.".
Everyone blessed with a godly mother can supply an abundance of illustrations to support this, “piggy-park”.
IV. THE PATIENCE OF A CHRISTIAN MOTHER TYPIFIES GOD’S PATIENCE WITH HIS CHILDREN: Romans 15:5
"Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus."
II Peter 3:9"The Lord….is long-suffering toward us,
not willing that any should perish, but that all
should come to repentance." .
” IT HAPPENS IN A DAY TO OUR CHILDREN “
2,560 - kids are born out of wedlock
3000 - kids see their parents divorce
3,300 - kids run away from home
8000 - teens become sexually active
700 - teens get STD 3000 - teenagers get pregnant
1,200 - teenagers have abortions 500 - teens miscarry
700 - babies have inadequate care
70 - babies die before 1 month of life
150 - babies die before their 1st birthday
2000 - kids are abused 30 - children die from poverty
30 - are wounded from guns 10 - children die from guns
135,000 - bring a gun to school 1,500 - drop out of school
500 - kids get arrested for drinking 300 - for drug abuse
2000 - teens are in adult jail 10 - teens commit suicide
These are from 1993, 20 year old statistics. 3x that now.
God Help Us What Do We Do Mama’s 6 “D”s
1. DEDICATE MY KIDS TO THE LORD
- Hannah dedicated Sam. to the Lord - I Sam 1:28
- Parents brought their kids to Jesus Mat.19:13
2. DISCIPLE MY KIDS
- Don’t say I will let my kids make their own decisions
- They don’t decide to go to school, take a bath, or go to bed
3. DISCIPLINE MY KIDS
- Discipline is related to the word disciple which means learner.
- Discipline refers to control, educate it involvs the both of you.
4. DEVELOPE MY KIDS
- Prov 22:6 Train up a child in the way heshould go:
and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
- My responsibility is to give them every opportunity MENTALLY PHYSICALLY SOCIALLY SPIRITUALLY
5. DEVOTE LOVE TO MY KIDS
- It’s more than providing physcial nessities
- Affection is just as important as food, clothing and a roof .
6. DEFEND MY KIDS
- The world, the flesh, and the devil will devour
and destroy our kids unless we build strong defenses.
- 1st we need to be somebody for Christ
- 2nd we need to do something for Christ
- 3rd we need to say something for Christ
- 4th we need to stand up for Christ
ABC Action Plan For Parents
A - Alertness - to your kids needs
B - Building - sound, loving relationships
C - Cultivating - good manners & attitudes