Today I shared a special mother's day message with our church. We visited with 5 mom's from the Old Testament and imagined what they would say to us if we were able to speak with them today. I shared the verses that I believe would be their favorites and a thought that they would share with us if they had the chance. Take some time and check out some the stories of these amazing women and see what you think you can learn from their lives!
MOTHER #1- EVE (Genesis 3 & 4)
“BE CAREFUL HOW YOU THINK; YOUR LIFE IS SHAPED BY YOUR THOUGHTS.” PROVERBS 4:23
“THERE MUST BE A SPIRITUAL RENEWAL OF OUR THOUGHTS AND ATTITUDES.” EPHESIANS 4:23
THOUGHT- BE CAREFUL OF YOUR THOUGHTS BECAUSE THEY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!
MOTHER #2- JOCHEBED (Exodus 1 & 2)
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take." PROVERBS 3:5-6
"Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall." PSALM 55:22
THOUGHT- STOP TRYING TO FIGURE EVERYTHING OUT! LET GO & LET GOD!
MOTHER #3- HANNAH (1 Samuel 1 & 2)
“... he (God) will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair." ISAIAH 61:3-4
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” ROMANS 8:28-29
THOUGHT- DON’T GROW BITTER, STAY IN FAITH! GOD CAN TURN YOUR SITUATION AROUND!
MOTHER #4- WIDOW (1 King 17)
“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” PHILIPPIANS 4:19
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” MATTHEW 6:32-34
THOUGHT- PUT GOD FIRST IN EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO & HE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU!
MOTHER #5- RAHAB (Joshua 2-5)
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord." ROMANS 6:23
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." JEREMIAH 29:11
THOUGHT- DON’T WORRY ABOUT YOUR PAST, GOD STILL HAS A HOPE & A FUTURE FOR YOU!