“New moms under the influence of Christ influence their baby for Christ.”
Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 5, 2021
Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant; save me, because I serve you just as my mother did. Psalm 86:16
Moms who serve the Lord are a gift from the Lord. Like a cool breeze over a warm sweaty brow they quietly refresh those under their watch. Instinctively, they discern a wounded heart and offer words of comfort. This sensitive servant of Jesus listens for the real meaning behind the spoken words entrusted to their confidentiality. They have attractive moral authority because they model The Way. Moms under the influence of Christ relationally influence others for Christ.
Are you a mom who loves Jesus? Do you celebrate the fruit of your faithful life? Give yourself permission to enjoy the character of Christ that continues to grow in those you have invested in all these years. Behind most godly leaders, parents, pastors, teachers, diplomats, executive assistants, custodians, chauffeurs, care givers and athletes is a praying mom. Because you model Jesus, your child will want to be like Jesus. God gives strength to new moms who serve Him.
“Truly I am your servant, Lord; I serve you just as my mother did; you have freed me from my chains” (Psalm 116:16).
There is freedom when you follow the godly example of your mother. She is the Holy Spirit’s emissary for you to emulate. Serve in the power of the Spirit and you empower humility to have its way in your heart. Serve when you are fatigued and God will give you strength. Serve when you are conflicted and Christ will give you clarity. Serve when you don’t feel like it and your emotions will catch up and care. God strengthens those who selflessly serve like a caring mom.
Do you know a new mom? Help her. Make sure to show up and support a new mom. Help her without her having to ask. Anticipate what she might need, rather than waiting for her to tell you. Call her before she calls you. Visit her before she visits you. Pray for her before she prays for you. Share scripture with a new mom to strengthen her heart. Most of all, serve her like Jesus. And, if you are a new mom, give others permission to love and serve you—you need help!
“Just as a nursing mother cares for her children, so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well” (1 Thessalonians 2:7-8).
Heavenly Father, thank you for godly moms who show us how to serve You, through Christ’s love and in His name I pray, amen.
Who is a new mom I can pray for, serve and love with my time and money?
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