Devotional Thoughts:

Dig Deeper

“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. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” - 2 Timothy 1:5

Mothers (and fathers) have a tremendous opportunity and responsibility to raise their children.  They are placed by God in a position of influence.  They can teach by example, word, encouragement and even discipline.  Our children are our primary mission field!  Be diligent in bringing them to the foot of the cross and show them by example how to trust and love Jesus as their saviour!

A Tribute to my Grandmothers, Mother and Wife:

Biographies are not written about their loyalty, selflessness days and undying love.  These
mothers have written their own autobiography in the lives of their children.  They often were worn out but continue to pursue their goal of holding their children close to the Lord.  They used their skills of organizing, training, leading, counseling, and healing and apply them not inside of office walls but within the confines of the home.  Their work was not reviewed by
corporate higher-ups, whose rewards will fade, but rather the Lord of Host will see what they have done over the kitchen table, in the living room rocking chair and curled up next to their child in bed.  These mothers have served as the strong glue holding their family close to the Lord.  Have no doubt that one day God will stand in the court of heaven and will say to
them, “well done, good and faithful servant.”  Their reward will be a crown in heaven.

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Dave Lyman

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