Pastor Lauries Blog
In This Blog I endeaver to share the nuggets have received from time spent communing with the lord
May 11th, 2014
I want to highlight the importance of prayer and the Word of God, along with the wisdom to rightly divide the Word of God, in raising children.
Why is this so important in mothering?
Because we are raising up the next
generation for The Lord. If we don't pour the Word of God into our children, or grandchildren, we could lose a generation. God said in Genesis 1:27- 28, that He made male and female in His image, blessed them, then commissioned them to
"be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it." This purpose has never changed.
Also in Malachi 2:15 - it describes Gods purpose of the marriage covenant of being one together. "He seeks godly offspring."
I was speaking about church to extended family members, (who used to go to church), and their young child asked, "what's church?"
Just because we may go to church and read the word, does not mean it is automatically transferred into our children, or grandchildren.
When God was raising up the nation of Israel, He told them of the importance of sharing their bible stories with their children. They were to share with them when they rose up in the morning, and through out the day, and when they would go to sleep at night.
Does this mean they would do a line upon line dictation of the scriptures?
No, children can handle only little bite size pieces at a time. The Israelites would share the Word in story form.When my children were little, and even around their cousins or friends, I would pray in the morning and ask the Holy Spirit to sensitize me to their needs, and help me
transmit the love of God into their little spirits.
I was always looking for an opportunity to reveal how good God is, and how awesome His creation is. When the birds would sing, I would tell them that they are praising The Lord, because the bible says, everything that has breath praises
The Lord! I would teach them how God made their body and their hands to clap, so they can praise God too! I would have them listen to the wind as it would make the leaves to rustle, and tell them that the bible says, even the trees of
the field clap their hands! I would teach of His seasons and cycles that He made, to grow the food that we eat, and to make the land to rest like we do. I would teach of all the celebrations we have, like Christmas, and Easter, and family gatherings, that we are part of Gods family and He loves "when we are "all together as a family!"
It takes tremendous wisdom to know the world
and thinking of little ones. Each child has their own personality, their own gifts and abilities, and way of learning. Each one learns and develops at their own pace. It takes a lot of prayer in the Holy Spirit to access this wisdom from God, to know and understand our children.
We need to take time to slow down as well, so we can study them. It is hard for God to download His wisdom, if we are not in a position to receive from Him.
So now we understand the importance of knowing the Word of God to share with the next
generation, and the power of prayer in accessing the wisdom of God to transmit His love and knowledge to the next generation.
Now I want to focus on the prayers and faith of some famous mothers in the bible.
It takes both prayer and faith in raising up the next generation.
One example is Hannah, the mother of Samuel the Prophet, from the Old Testament.
1Samuel 1:27 - For this child (Samuel) I prayed, and The Lord has granted me my petition
which I asked of Him. 28 Therefore I also have lent him to The Lord; as long as he lives he shall be lent to The Lord." So they worshiped The Lord
The next two mothers received words from visitations, and received their miracle children by faith.
Sarah, the mother of Isaac, who is called in Galatians 4:26 - (the freewoman) which is the mother of us all.
The Lord, and two angels appeared to Abraham, in Gen. 18:1 & 2. Vs 10 and He (the Lord) said, behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.
Vs13 - and the Lord said to Abraham, "why did Sarah laugh saying shall I surely bear a child since I am old?"
Vs. 14 - "Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the
appointed time, I will return to you, according to the time of life and Sarah shall have a son.
By faith Sarah conceived.
Hebrews 11:11 - by faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was passed the age, because she Judged him faithful who had promised.
The next mother I want to study is Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Luke 1:28 - The angel said to her, "rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you, blessed are you among women.
Mary responded in faith to her angelic visitation. This was her faith response.
Luke 1:37 - 38 -
The angel said, "for with God nothing will be impossible." Vs. 38 then Mary said, "behold the maidservant of the Lord, let it be done to me according to your word." This is faith's response to the word of The Lord.
Now I want to highlight the fruit of these mothers children who they all received from The Lord, and raised in the nurture and admonition of The Lord .
1. Hannah's son Samuel became a great prophet who received the word of The Lord after a long season of silence in Israel. He anointed Saul, and eventually King David, who was the beloved of God, and greatest king in Israel.
1 Sam. 2:18 - But Samuel ministered to The Lord, even as a child.
2. Sarah became the mother of Isaac, which the Nation of Israel came out of, and she is called, "the mother of us all". From this Nation we have the entire old Old Testament written down, as well as our Messsiah, The Lord Jesus Christ.
Gen. 17: 16 - " And I will bless her (Sarah) and give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings
of peoples shall be from her.
3. Mary found favor with God and became
the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Luke 1:31 - 33 - "And behold, you
will conceive in your womb and bring forth a son, and shall call his name Jesus.
Vs. 32 - "He will be great, and will be called the son of the highest, and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David. Vs. 33 - "And he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there'll be no end."
John 1:14 - and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace
So in summary, we see three woman in the bible, who against all odds believed God, and received either answers to their prayers, or the Word
of The Lord that came to them through the administration of angels. Each of their children changed the world in which they lived, and their words and examples are still changing the world even today.
Each of these woman were going through their daily routines when they received a suddenly from God.
Now many of us mothers may never make the history books, but as we through prayer and faith in the Word of God, continue to speak words of life over our children, grand children, and great grandchildren, will see the blessing of The Lord manifest wherever they are destined to go.
Never ever despise small beginnings. Never underestimate the ways of God in bringing
big impact to His Kingdom through your heritage.
All the mothers I spoke of were not well known in their day, and were either barren, or not even
eligible to have children. At great risk of their lives or reputations, they became great woman of faith, to which we owe them a debt of gratitude.
We are all still receiving the benefits of their faith and love of God!
Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers laboring in love for their children and spiritual children, in increasing the Kingdom of God here on earth!
A special thank you to my mom, Marylee Loughlin - Dombrowski, who is spending my first Mother's Day without me, in heaven! I was blessed to be raised with such an example of grace, love, sacrifice and humor. Through the
many trials of life, I learned from her not to take myself so seriously and laugh a lot! Her child like faith made it easy for me to believe in a loving
God and savior! I miss her terribly, but am so thankful for all the warm memories, and family traditions she has transmitted to her whole family! In everything I do, and everywhere I go, her heart prints of love are etched within
me, and are now being passed to the next generation! The love and prayers of a mom never die! They are seeds that last for eternity!
I love you mom!
I'm glad we will be spending eternity together with Jesus!