Mothers On The Move

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Mothers on the move, M.O. M., feel free to use that, start a church group of get together with friends, here is our verse. In Him, we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28. I really took that for granted and I was a believer, just not always a wise one.

We couldn’t even walk or talk without Him. He is our very breath, believer or not, we are His creation. But believers have His Holy Spirit, the breath of God breathed on us and infused in us to our very core, our being, His Spirit is deep in our hearts and spirits.

I have written before about spirit and rest, ruach. pronounced roo-ok, in Hebrew, and nuach, pronounced noo-ah, I have to go back and correct the pronunciation of that one, I was thinking it was amusing to have Hebrew rhyming words. Nuach doesn’t have the hard sound and it does mean rest, noo-ah, yep. Noah, it means rest.

He found grace in God’s eyes and so have as believers but have we? Are we struggling to make our lives an ark or have we made Christ our shield and safety? Have we moved into Him as well as moving and living in Him, allowed Him to be in our very being.

I want you to learn to live in that rest, in His Spirit. Don’t take for granted youth, health, or joy. I want Him to be your peace. To complete you as only He can. I was young, but I had some health issues. Always believing Him to be the healer, I moved on through, but at a frantic and sometimes fearful clip, never finding the rest He meant for me to have and walk in so I really could be free, and in Him, live and move, have my very being.

No matter what you think, He gives you your life and health. People who take vitamins and exercise have no guarantee against disease, disaster, they are not necessarily protected from drunk drivers or burglars, fires and tornadoes. even the storms of life. People in good health and shape to just pass on. Our lives are dependent on Him and He sees our hearts and hears our words.

But as believers, who find rest and safety in Him, we are covered, by His shed blood and grace, and that should gives us rest and His peace. We don’t have to strive to be healthy, happy or anything else because of His Spirit and rest, His power and His peace.

So go ahead and move, even with my back, I could ride a stationary bike bike, I did aerobics in the 80’s, but I would overdo it and be hungry trying to be thin and accepted, when I was already accepted in my beloved and that caused rejection other ways but in Him, I live and move and breathe and have my being.

I can can breathe, I can sing and praise Him, for He is my health and healer. He decides for me, He loves me and gives me that love to share, and I can rest knowing how blessed I was and didn’t even realize it, I was too busy running to catch it or maybe even away from Him when I really wanted to run to Him. I was too busy to rest, not anymore.

And as we continue to study Proverbs and mothers in May here is our verse. The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. Proverbs 4:18, and He does gives our ability to move in Him, sun up to full daylight and into the evening when we should wind down and rest, even working late we can do that.

So, mothers on the move, good for you. But don’t take your life or health for granted. Give it literal rest, but give your spirit, soul and body, His rest too, and that is a peaceful place to be. Jill111 /pixabay

 

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A Prayer For Mothers, Lean on Love.

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For some reason this face stood out to me for this post. Her expression is one that is hopeful, expectant, with a slight smile and yet, there is a sadness and a look in her eye almost a tear, why? Like all of us, she needs to be loved.

And I’m not talking about friends, boyfriends, husbands or even parents. Not even children. I am talking about the love only the Lord can give, and I know that like never before now, too often I expect others to display it because they profess it, but hey can’t give what they don’t have or really have, can they? I expected too much, or did I, are we just not living up to it?

In church, or at least some I have been to, you may hear someone say, ” I love you with the love of the Lord. ” but they didn’t. They never paid much attention to me, or was interested in me. Often you find people, critical and condemning, ” If you prayed more, lost weight, read your Bible….and even if you had faith, you would say…..”…..from Mark 11:23.

I have prayed, confessed, read, tried to lose weight, but the weight I carried was a much heavier burden, because I really did know how much He loved me after all, or at least I finally heard the right message. And Jesus had already carried my cross of shame, so why shame me, when sinners aren’t even ashamed?

No, we’re missing it. We may say we love like the Lord, but do we? Can we? Dare we? Is probably more the question, because then your broken heart that He saves, is open, and can be easily hurt, it may even bleed in a sense for the plight of others. You really can hurt love, and how often we must hurt the precious Lord who gave up so much for us.

And then that heart has a choice to shut down in a figurative way, to distrust, to even harden, and that is not a good idea because then you step over into having an evil heart of unbelief, we are warned of that.

Take heed, brothers, ( or sisters ) lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. Hebrews 3:12

And yet I am convinced, that no one can truly love like the Lord, except the Lord. And we are to receive that love, experience that love, intimately know that love, before we can share that love.

So before we start declaring that we love like the Lord, we should reread and rethink the love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13. It’s all about Jesus, but I would also recommend, chapters 12 and 14 also.

Nothing beats the book of John about the love of Jesus. I am partial to saying I live in the book of John. As we go through February talking about love, let’s remember who loves us the most and the best. Does anyone, even in all their well meaning ways come close, there may be a few people, but I think we can do better, love me Lord, so I can love like the Lord.

And this post fits very well with our proverb, ” Whoever fears ( or respects )the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. ” Proverbs 14:26, the Lord is a strong tower, our refuge and safety. We can dwell in the secret place, as damsels in distress we can run right to the Lord, our knight in shining armor for protection, and His perfect love. pexels

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More Than Rubies, Mother.

I wrote about a woman’s worth. You know the many types of work we do each day. At $20 an hour, we would be well off, but that is only one role. You can’t imagine how valuable we are. And that should not go to our head but be in our hearts as women who believe in the Most High God, that we were worth sending His Son.

A lot of us have heard the term ruby wife, it is better than trophy wife. A husband can be proud of a ruby wife and trust his heart to heart and for her to manage and take care of things. She is the Proverbs 31 wife. But she is that when she is loved by the Ephesians 5 kind of man.

Our proverb today is long, but wisdom being far above rubies is the general idea. It is priceless and invaluable. People who have money or riches are not always wise and can lose it. The Lord can bless and keep you. He can even restore you. So don’t believe the lies that we hear from the accuser, as long as we have believed in Him and keep that teachable spirit and repentant heart, they are false.

Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable that silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies, nothing you desire can compare with her. Proverbs 3:13-15

I don’t know about stocks and bonds, or even anything about gold and silver. I’ve never really had the money to invest in them, but wisdom is better. And He can tell you how to manage money wisely better than I. Nothing you desire, not a thing you could ever want is better than wisdom.

For wisdom either builds a house or is torn down by brawling, not just the woman but the husband as well. We look at things from the outside, God looks on the heart. While we have an attraction to someone because of their looks, the heart is important to God. And when your heart is pure, you can be sure your face will show it.

We can put on our ruby slippers and find our way to walk on streets of gold, especially if we call wisdom our sister. Proverbs 7:4. We are worth more than rubies as a virtuous woman. And let’s look at virtuous, I like this definition. Virtuous is “good” with a halo. If you call someone virtuous, you are saying that person is living according to high moral standards.

Conforming to moral and ethical principles, morally excellent, upright, and chaste. All constitute virtuous. I have been telling people to let the Lord love them, and wait for the right person. And that means wait. I am posting a link to read it, please read whatever translation you like, NIV translates virtuous as of noble character. Just click the version for the chapter.

And what you nay not know is that it is likely Bathsheeba wrote this or dictated it to Solomon, her son. He is the King Lemuel, and while we tend to think of her in a bad light, she was summoned by the king, David was even more guilty because women  did not have as much of a say back then, and she was repentant after losing her son and guided Solomon well. even though he did not always demonstrate that wisdom, did he?

So even if you have sinned, been taken in by someone or willingly sinned, you can still change, be washed in the precious blood of the Lamb, do you know Jesus? Today is a good day to seek Him. You can be a virtuous woman, far above rubies.

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So, It’s All Under ( His ) Control!

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Ever have one of those days? Or is it just me? Is it like most of them are? Is that the so called new normal? I don’t think so, not at all. It is is just that we are trying to control things and people and forgetting, God is in control.

Endless telemarketers, a loud television. You are typing and realize just before you send that e-mail or message that you just wrote, ” Be quiet. ” to someone or worse, whatever the dialogue is in the next room, You think one thing and type another. Where is your peace, Lord? Oh, yeah, in me. You’re in control.

Send someone to the store and hope they come back with what you ask for. Why is PBJ stuck to the door and where do these dust bunnies come from? My feet stick to the floor like it is bubble gum, is it a spill or is the wood floor cleaner sticky? I just did five loads of laundry, nobody changes clothes! I have a blog to get out.

He’s still in control. We can’t control the enemy, or people. God gives everyone a free will. I just wish someone would free will to do some housework on occasion, or to say something nice or appreciate a good dinner. You too? Well, God appreciates us, He’s a proud Father to the daughters of the King.

Okay, our tiaras are a little off center, we get our minds off Him but I digress, we realize it and start to retreat into His rest. We move a lot of the time on auto pilot, when He is not our co-pilot, but the pilot. We should learn to relax in His peace and presence, we are wound way to tightly, no wonder we snap at people. He’s in control.

Remember, just when you think you have it all under control, life takes a turn, or spiritual warfare ramps the more you believe and trust His Word. Fellow Christians may even balk, or mock you, it happens. He’s in control.

We can’t fight everyone, we make His peace the peace of our home, even it lapses into chaos, He is the God of peace, I pray it over us all. And for the enemy of our soul, for the Lord to cancel his assignments, giving angels charge over us. For He is in control and just.

And He doesn’t want us out of control, it is a fruit of the Spirit and in some versions, sound mind translates as self control. Relax, rest, it’s all under control. His control.

These are days when need to be like our proverb, ” As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. ” Proverbs 27:17 Next time we full as dull as that one kitchen knife, we all have one don’t we, and we pick it up every time, let’s remember to sharpen our spirits with the help of a friend.

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How Much Does A Heart Weigh?

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How much does a heart weigh? Depending on who you ask answers, may vary, 7 to 11 ounces is the best answers I can give you. And these pretty bleeding heart flowers look more like lungs, actually. I am not all medically inclined, normally, I would shy away from even looking that up, but that question was on my heart.

While heart in the Bible can literally mean heart, it is more often the spiritual one that we read about, when my heart is overwhelmed, the psalmist writes, and create in me a clean heart. It is because of the oppression, the fear or anxiety, just the pressure. And like many of us, it was partially of his own making, but a lot more to interfere with God’s plan for the king.

Praying in the spirit, as we discussed before keeps the enemy from interfering with God’s plans. Not everyone has that gift of the spirit and many are afraid to ask or just don’t believe in speaking in tongues, but the Bible is clear, that you are speaking mysteries to God, and that the Holy Spirit prays for us when we don’t know what to pray for. Too often, our simplistic though sincere prayers will limit God, because we  don’t know everything going on in the spiritual world. Should you ask for this powerful gift, study it out first and use it regularly, the Spirit is here to help.

So a human heart bears a lot of things, but the spiritual heart bears more. Much more. Love bears all things and if He is in our heart and we remain in Him our heart is indeed made clean, refreshed and renewed by His Spirit, like the mind.It is amazing what we have endured. People have overcome so many things in their lives, by His grace, whether they acknowledge it or not. The heart or spirit of a believer is mingled with His Spirit, it is love and intimacy beyond the physical.

How great is that love, the Father’s love toward us to give His Son. Because Jesus bore the unbearable, the one with power over death tasted it for us, giving us authority to defeat that spiritually and literal enemy of our soul. We are the beloved of Christ who may never know that literal death as His return is near. We have already been crucified with Him, we need to resurrected with Him, and not just in eternity. Personally, I think our eternity begins when we know Him, who else has the words of eternal life?

Many times our hearts are so full, weighted down with cares and worries but we have someone who can carry those burdens and His name is Jesus. Many times our hearts just need to pray, and let go. If you feel that way today, there is a heart that is huge with love, that prayed in agony of us in the Garden of Gethsemane, that was pierced for our transgressions. And if you don’t know Him as Lord invite Him in.

From the end of the earth will I cry to you. When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2.

while I wrote this post and thought about using it late, it is still in line with our month of mother’s posts because the hearts of mothers are precious to the Lord and they have so many issues to work through, our proverb beg the question, how much does a heart weigh. When God chose David to be king, He told Samuel that he looks on the heart. He weighs hearts, doesn’t He, and knows every thought and intent?

Anxiety weigh down the heart but a kind word cheers it up. Proverbs 12:25   Rebecca Jones / pexels

Mothers, It Is No Secret.

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I have been having women tell me that I have them singing the songs that I write about. Sorry, if that is a problem, but I don’t think it is if it something good that gets stuck in your head. So here we go again. It is no secret what God can do, what He’s done for others, He’ll do for you…mothers, fathers…..anyone.

I have to admit I have always had a problem seeing why some people who I know are big time sinners appear to have everything going right. I know they  probably don’t. But you know what I mean, like the mean girls in school who get to go everywhere and do everything. And you are good and get passed over. Maybe, that was a good thing after all. it kept me on my toes, even if I never took ballet.

Those feelings and emotions of slights or offenses can sneak in and the comparison game starts. It becomes a blame game, with the enemy accusing you. You know he is liar. Why do we listen, feel guilty and ashamed?  Jesus forgives, never condemns, He is isn’t comparing you. There is no secret in the fact that there is enough of Him to go around. The accusations don’t have any basis as long as you are forgiven.

If you need to change something or work on it, the Holy Spirit is your teacher. It is no secret He’s not prefering someone else over you, maybe, it is just not your time. He is not holding out on you but working in you as a believer.

It is no secret that He loves you. John 3:16

It is no secret that saves you. Romans 10:9, 10

It is no secret that He left you His peace. John 14:27

It is no secret that He heals you. Isaiah 53

It is no secret that He is your joy. John 15:11

It is no secret that you are accepted into the beloved. Ephesians 1:6

It is no secret He answers prayer. John 14:14

It is no secret He gives us grace upon grace. John 1:16

And okay, here are the words and I hope you sing and hear them. some people call the songs stuck in your head ” earworms “. I don’t like that. Let’s call them,  ” inspirations ” or ” earspirations “, something the Holy Spirit let us hear. Better than being stuck with a song like, ” Born To Be Wild “. It Is No Secret…..

The chimes of time ring out the news
Another day is through
Someone slipped and fell
Was that someone you?

You may have longed for added strength
Your courage to renew,
Do not be disheartened
For I have news for you.

It is no secret what God can do.
What He’s done for others, He’ll do for you.
With arms wide open He’ll pardon you,
It is no secret what God can do.

There is no night; for in His light
You never walk alone.
Always feel at home,
Wherever you may go.

There is no power can conquer you
While God is on your side,
(Just) Take Him at His promise
Don’t run away and hide!

It is no secret what God can do
What He’s done for others, He’ll do for you
With arms wide open He’ll pardon you
It is no secret what God can do.  — Stuart Hamblen

Stuart Hamblen was one of radio’s first singing cowboys, along with Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.  He didn’t handle his fame well, especially as the son of a Methodist minister. He was drinking and in fights, always in trouble.

But in 1949, he invited Billy Graham on his show to promote his Los Angeles crusade and later talked with him privately. When a friend asked him later about rumors of his change, he replied that it was no secret what God had done for him. The friend suggested it should be a song. So he wrote it and it has been recorded by numerous artists, and the friend…..John Wayne.

And our proverbs today fits right in here, ” The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life. ” Proverbs 14:27, fear is more like respect, but being on the wrong side of God’s plan would be a fearful thing. But it is no secret what God do. And if you are singing something let me know.

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Mother, May I Give You My Joy?

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After going through so much study on the death and crucifixion of Jesus, I am very appreciative that He endured it for the joy set before HIm, you and I as believers and we want to remain in that joy.

People will try to take it, just life in general, unbelievers and scoffers. So Jesus went through this and said to ask in His name that my joy would be full? Let’s hang on to Jesus, happiness comes and goes, He’s our peace, and we know He is love, and now joy. Let’s look at some verses…

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. John 15:11

Until now you have not asked for anything in My name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete. John 16:24

But now I am coming to You, and I am saying these things while I am in the world, so that they may have My joy fulfilled within them. John 17:34

Now, these are all verse about Jesus explaining joy, and He does say to ask and He will give it. Most people think He will say no, but can be wait for the right time, I’ll make it beautiful. Even in regard to John’s birth, it was said about him that He would be a joy and a delight. Luke 1:14. So you can imagine Jesus was.

And then we have Psalm 37:4, we are to delight ourselves in the Lord and He gives us the desires of our heart. many misinterpret that. You aren’t just asking for what you want but what He wants for you. His desires are yours, He has the best plans. The Spirit searches God’s heart and yours. They are intimate and mingle, and you know what to pray. Or He will pray for you. Happiness is fleeting but your Lord is your joy and strength. Nehemiah 8:10, and do not grieve or grieve Him, because there goes the joy He wants us to hang onto.

Is your joy gone? I prayed this for myself and it dawned on me I was saying to restore the joy of my salvation, I knew I was letting it be taken. But look what it says, Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. Psalm 51:12, It says you salvation, in effect Jesus’ joy, His joy needs restoring and we should be willing to obey. While KJV says renew a right spirit, willing is a good translation. It is hard, well more like impossible, to love Jesus and stay a willing sinner, we were the joy set before Him s he endured the cross.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

But I have trusted in Your loving devotion; my heart will rejoice in Your salvation. Psalm 13:15

He wants our love to be His love. John 13:34

He wants our joy to be His joy. John 15:11

And He wants His peace to be our peace. John 14:27

The Hebrew word is simcha – pronounced, sim- kah., meaning joy. The Greek word chara, joy because of grace. I have to admit the joy of some charismatics annoyed me when I was doing my best and living defeated, but I never saw their trials. It is hard to count it all joy as James 1:2 say, I have a better idea of spiritual warfare now. And more understanding of His great love.

In the story of the one who goes to buy the field with the treasure, there is joy. That is Jesus, in the Pearl of Great Price story, He thought we were worth it and had joy. John leapt for joy in the womb, when an expectant Mary appeared.. Gabriel even addressed mary with joy in one version.

” His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ Well that’s the parable of the talents. I want to hear enter the joy of the Lord and the well done from Him.

And you know to do tht we need to have His joy now, it walks hand in hand with love and peace, because it is all about Jesus and He is all of them and gives Himself to us. Whether you are a mother or not, He is saying may I give you my joy.  And this ties in very well with our proverb, ” A cheerful heart is good medicine. ” Proverbs 17:22

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A Mother’s Calm

I just loved this photograph. There is a beauty about it though you can’t see her face. A quiet, gentleness, a soft spirit. There is a delicate peace, the black outfit highlighted by the red rose and her lipstick. Maybe, you can’t see where I’m going with this. Maybe, you can’t even see where you’re going, I know I have had times like that. Like getting up at night and stumbling in the dark.

There was another night like that, the disciples were out in a boat, Jesus was asleep. He had already ministered to people, He was tired. While He slept, a storm came, not just any storm, a demonic wind. For they were crossing over to where the madman lived. It was a town among others, Decapolis. Ten wicked towns, just like Mary being from Magdala.

Mary’s spirit cried out for Jesus, even through her oppression and or possession, I have wondered if the so called madman’s heart begged for help as well. The winds howled and the storms came and the rains pounded the boat, the disciples were afraid, they could not bail the water and keep afloat. They woke Jesus abruptly, and were asking Him didn’t He care? He wasn’t angry at that, just disappointed. He had breathed on them, they could pray.

Jesus gathered His robe around Him and went up from the stern and said, ” Peace, be still. ” And the wind and rain stopped. Let’s see the verse. And He awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39. I like a great calm, how about you?

Rebuke is a defined as a disapproval, criticism, reprimand, to strongly warn, restrain and even to scold and speak to severely. Jesus never minced words, He restrained the storm with His peace and His calm. As women of faith, believers in Him, we need His peace, His calm, to speak to our storms in His name and even ask Him to do it. He never stop speaking His peace for he left it in John 14:27. Reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching” 2 Timothy 4:2. We have to speak the truth in love or else we come off like mad women ourselves.

Peace in Hebrew is shalom, a completeness, soundness and wholeness, the epitome of salvation. It is not just the absence or war, His peace, you can have regardless of the circumstances. Psalm 46:10, HaShem / God commands us ‘be still and know that I AM God’. The word translated as ‘still’… is raphah as well. Hebrew poetry. It means to drop down because He will be lifted up or exalted . Get it? So before you tremble over storms, drop to your knees and glorify God.

And never be concerned if you see people who are, so called slain in the Spirit, probably a bad term, but the Bible says fell as dead about being in the Spirit. The Holy Spirit teaches you, and raphah, be still also is translated as faint in Proverbs 24:10. He will drop into your spirit and you may drop out in His presence, but you will know His peace.

While I’m not sure exactly how Jesus said it, the New Testament was translated in Greek. the Orthodox Jewish Bible uses Sha, be still and we do know it translates rapham be still or drop down. And it interesting too, that He was in the middle of Lake Genesserate, or Kinneret which means harp. God doesn’t miss a beat does He? He is the instrument and the music that moves the enemy. sometimes, we speak our peace and sometimes we should hold it. Wisdom is knowing the difference.

He is the rose over the heart of mothers, believers, women of faith. Speak His peace, speak firmly and patiently. He wants us to give His peace and calm, who couldn’t use a mothers calm? As water reflects the face, so one’s life the reflects the heart. Proverbs 27:19 That where we are with our study and this girl has a shine, though her whole face is not visible.  Let Him calm our storms and let our hearts be unbroken. Domenika Roseclay / pexels

 

Mother’s Day

 

She is clothed with strength and dignity, she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! It’s not over today though, we are celebrating mothers and studying Proverbs all month. So while you enjoy your, cake or brunch, admire your roses of flowers, and while you use your new perfume or wear a new spring dress, don’t forget how much you are loved.

You children may love you. Your husband or parents, siblings, but there is one who loves your more and that is the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth, the one who knit you together, who designed your genes and encoded His DNA, did you know that some DNA strands look like crosses?

I wrote the other day about how we are His masterpieces. Ephesians 2:10, He must have an eye for color because He made so many skin colors and hair and eyes. Look deeply into the eye and see all the little flecks, even some golden ones.  And hair even natural without the Garnier, can be several shades of reds or brown, strawberry blonde or auburn, cherry and shiny blue black

I read a prophetic word that God was making us a swan, and that would wonderful, to glide peacefully across still waters, babies in tow or under our wings. The women who have been overburdened and oppressed for such a long time, who have stood and even fought for their very lives, marriages and families, to break the ugly duckling images they have felt about themselves, and become a beautiful swan.

And it is not a swan song or a defeat but victory in Jesus, our savior forever. I sang that in church a long time ago and it is still true. We love life and Jesus and will eat its fruit, the fruit of our lips is the fruit of His and He speaks to us today, Peace, peace, to (him) her that is near, and I will heal them. Isaiah 55:11.

I have lots more coming next week about moving in Him, and resting in Him, the more we realize can’t do anything without Him and admit that, relax and be still, and let Him be our victory, the better off we are, we stand in faith, speak His words, and doing our very best and then we rest in the Lord, confident He will direct our paths.

So enjoy your Mother’s Day, whether you attend a service or not, I know some can be difficult for those who are missing someone, but never forget the one who loved you even more than your mother, and the Lord will bless you with His joy and peace this Mother’s Day, I think He is rising and call us blessed, even if others do not. And His jealousy is not like the kind we are familiar with, He has enough love for us all, and yet, we feel like His only child.

He dotes and lavishes us with love, and gives us grace upon grace. John 1:16 And His pride is not a  sinful one. He is proud of us when we learn, overcome, and trust in Him no matter the circumstances. He wants to complete us and to be our peace. Colossians 2:10, Ephesians 2:14. And we should let Him.

No matter if He is our Heavenly Father, we are His beloved daughters, and He loves us more than anyone ever could. He delights in us, gives us His heart’s desires for us. He is pleased with faith, and with our efforts, but calls us to rest. His rest, His peace. John 14:27, He is our Father, and creating us was a labor of love, so yes. He knows a mothers heart, and he wants you laugh at the days to come.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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A Word For Mothers

I’ve always written poetry and and everything else.  A long time ago I wrote a poem, His Word On It. And truly, we do  have His Word on it, His promises, the very sacrifice that cut deeply in the Lord’s back, brought us into covenant love with the Father. Surely, we can believe we have His word on something, we should not ever doubt, but we do and we talk about our doubts, but we need to get that under control before it turns to unbelief. We have His Word, Jesus, who was the Word made flesh.

With that said, and it being Mother’s Day week, I thought we would look at some words for mothers, and about mothers so here we go.

I would lead you and bring you to my mother’s house she who has taught me. I would give you spiced wine to drink, the nectar of my pomegranates. Song of Solomon 8:2

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction, and don’t reject your mother’s teaching, for they will be a garland of grace on your head and a gold chain around your neck. Proverbs 1:8,9

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. Proverbs 10:1

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6

Let your father and mother have joy, and let her who gave birth to you rejoice. Proverbs 23:25

There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers. Proverbs 30:11

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and loving instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:26,27

Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Isaiah 49:15

As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. Isaiah 66:13

Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Matthew 10:37

For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother. Matthew 12:50

Then He went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But His mother treasured all these things in her heart. Luke 2:51, Jesus was twelve.

When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.” John 19:26, 27

But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. 1 Thessalonians 2:7

I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you. 2 Timothy 1:5

( Treat ) older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity. 1 Timothy 5:2

And there are more. The Lord honored Sarah,remembering to bless her in her old age with a child. I love how Hannah prayed for a son and then gave him back to God. Ruth even honored her mother in law.

And a Hebrew word for mothers, ra-cha-mim, pronounced ra-ha-meem is a noun, but as a verb. In prayer, when  it is a verb,  you say: “ra-chem” for “have mercy.” It is derived from the name of the most motherly organ in the human body: the womb, “re-chem.” This is  the strongest connection of compassion and love, between the mother and the baby, respectively. Men may have to learn it, but mothers or those with a maternal instinct know. English translates the word woman and womb, very well. Hebrew is isha and rachamim. I hope you find this a helpful study. And you have His Word on it. photo / fancycrave

And our proverb, Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you, love her and she will watch over you. Proverbs 4:6