Mothers

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Luke 1:28- 30  The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you”. Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her. “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.”

One of the greatest joys in my life is being a mom to my three children. But, also one of the greatest fears in my life is being a mom to my three children.

God has entrusted me with three of his precious children to nurture into adulthood. I do not need to be afraid, because God is with me through every heartache and every celebration. I have been blessed beyond measure by each act.

Moms, when you go to bed at night exhausted from cleaning, cooking, laundry, trips to the park, play dates, building Lego houses, reading just one more story….. Remember, you are changing the world. God sees the unselfish silent sacrifices you are making . You are building the kingdom of God in your home. You have found favor with God!

 

Community

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Mark 8:1-3 During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance.”

Our walk with Jesus is a personal journey. Our daily quiet time with him is an important part of the journey. But, just as important is the community of believers we interact with on a regular basis. I will always have a a special bond with the kids in my high school youth group, the women I have learned from in Bible Studies, and the church groups who have worked together to increase the Kingdom of God. When we come together, we can do wonderful things in Jesus name.

Who is a part of your community?

Who can you go to when you need someone to lean on or talk things through?

Who are you encouraging in their walk with Jesus?  Welcome them into your community!.

From the Beginning

 

Matthew 1:1 – A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham:

Hi!  This is my first time blogging. I have so many amazing things I want to share with women about Jesus’ love, but wasn’t sure where to start. So, I decided to start at the beginning of the New Testament with Matthew 1:1.

OK – Let’s be honest…. who reads the first 16 verses of Matthew? Do you open your Bible and skip right to verse 17? Today I want you to slow down and read those first 16 verse.

The New Testament begins with listing the entire lineage between Abraham in the Old Testament and Jesus who is born to Mary and Joseph in the New Testament.

Have you ever researched your ancestry? How far back can you list the women in your family? How have those women in your lineage worked for the further expansion of Christ’s Kingdom? Only one woman was called to be the Mother of Jesus. God has called you too. Will you listen to his calling? How will you respond?