Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written By: Teresa Criswell
Let your father and your mother be glad, and let her who bore you rejoice.
~ Proverbs 23:25 ~
"He grants the barren woman a home, Like a joyful mother of children. Praise the LORD!"
~ Psalm 113:9 ~
"As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us."
~ Psalm 103:12 ~
I sit here on my bed, with the laptop, watching my daughter sleep. Her little nose congested and her throat sore. I pray the healing of God that is already available to be made manifest on her little body in Jesus name. This leads me to the reminder of the privilege and the opportunity to pray for this sweet spirit that I get to call, 'my' daughter.
I am led to my definition of 'mother' with inspiration from Lisa Bevere. The world and the church need less mentors and more mothers. "A mentor duplicates themselves, however, a mother is someone who desires more for her children than she ever wanted or could dream for herself."
Of course, every day is Mother's Day, if you have or had a child, whether you have carried a child in your womb, await to adopt or even foster a child, whether you have given birth, had a miscarriage, or a still born birth, you are a beautiful mom. To the women who have desired to have children, and have not seen this in your life, yet, you are able to nurture another person or child...you are a mother! To each of you, I with great privilege, honor you this beautiful day called, Mother's Day. I believe I must also say, to those of you who have sadly and with regret have aborted your child, God has forgiven you. I know too well that the 'right to choose' sadly has great consequence, the murdered, unborn child has no say and no safety in a place where there should have been great refuge...in the womb. By the love and mercy of God, I embrace you and whisper into your ear, by His great love, "You are forgiven mom."
I ponder the amazing beauty to be a mom. To hold a title such as Mom is amazing. I desire that I think of this title as a privilege every day. By the way, the words, 'just' and 'mom' should never be in the same sentence. We are not 'just a mom'...we are women who inspire, lift up, encourage. We are highly trained motivators, movers and shakers, raising up mighty leaders who have mandates that are specific to the call on their life from God!
Lord God in the Name of Jesus, thank you for Your forgiveness and Your love to allow me to celebrate this day! Help me Lord to look at being a mom as a privilege at ALL times! Thank You that being a mother that you have called each of us to be must be by Your Grace. God I know that You not only possess the character of nurture, but You are Nurture...You are God and your supply of nurture and inspiration is bountifully overflowing! I love You Father God!