Godly Mothers

A Monthly Holiday Devotions Ezine with a Mother's Day devotional for the month of May, entitled, Godly Mothers.

The picture shown above is of my daughter and son on their wedding day. My daughter is not yet a mother, but I think you will see the appropriateness of using this picture when you read this month's devotional.

3 I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 4 Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. 5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.
2 Timothy 1:3-5, New International Version

Godly Mothers

I just finished writing a teen devotional that will be published in my Devotionals for Teens Blog on the topic of Mother's Day, and realized that, as most of you are probably not regular readers of the Teen Devotionals blog, you might appreciate receiving this devotional as well. Although it was written with teens in mind, I think you will appreciate the truths that are relevant to us all.

I thought of the many examples we have of Godly mothers in the Bible, but decided to use this Bible passage from 1 Timothy to consider the topic of Godly mothers.

Paul, in speaking to Timothy, penned the words shown above from 2 Timothy 1. Especially relevant is verse 5.

I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

As teen girls, what kind of influence will you have on your own children? As teen guys, what kind of wife will you choose to be the mother of your children? Nothing, absolutely nothing, is more important when looking ahead to marriage, than considering, first, your own relationship to God, and second the relationship to God of your future spouse.

What kind of a mother do you have? Do you, like Timothy, have a godly mother who encourages you in the Lord? Do you have a mother who does not know the Lord?

Thank God, especially today (Mother's Day), for the mother He has given to you. God has chosen this mother just for you, and God has chosen you to be her child. What kind of a child are you? Do you constantly argue and resist your mother in everything she says and does, or do you encourage her by your own Godly living?

Pray that God would help you to love and appreciate your mother, and that you would encourage her to be faithful to God. She needs your prayers just as much as you need her prayers.

Happy Mother's Day!

God Bless You,

PS For those of us who have lost our mothers, I trust this devotional will be a great source of encouragement.

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