Prayer: Loving God, we know your love because we have mothers. We thank you for the mothers who carried us in their wombs, nourishing, protecting and bringing us into the world. We thank you for the mothers who did not give birth to us, yet loved us just the same. We honor our mothers with lives of service to you in the name of the Risen Christ, for it is in his Name we pray. Amen.
MONDAY- Deuteronomy 4:9
9 Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
What lessons can you remember from those who helped you as you grew? What can you be actively doing or preparing to help others as you’ve been helped?
TUESDAY- Proverbs 31:10-30
What should we learn from the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31? We know that, as a partner in her marriage, she has a tremendous influence on her family. She can integrate her life both domestic and professional, with her family in such a way that their family is stronger in unity. She is wise in the ways of the world and respected for her strength of character. Do you think this example still applies today?
WEDNESDAY- Galatians 5:22-25
Paul wrote a letter to the Christians in Galatia. Galatia was a province in Rome, and many of the Christians there were Gentiles, or non-Jews. Paul explained that God changes people who trust in Jesus. God gives them the Holy Spirit, who guides them and gives them power to become more like Jesus.How is God changing you?What fruits are you using?
THURSDAY- Proverbs 22:6
6 Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Their minds are fresh and ready to extract what’s put before them, therefore we have such an awesome responsibility to our children and all of God’s children. How are you reminded of this bit is wisdom? How do you put it into practice and serve others?
FRIDAY- Exodus 20:12
12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
Have you ever considered why God commanded that we should honor our mothers and fathers? Or… how we should best do this? And… what if our parents are truly “wrong”? Regardless, God created us to be in loving relationship. How can you continue to honor your parents, or the memories of your parents?
SATURDAY- I John 5:6-12
This week look for opportunities to celebrate the work of God as it shows up in your life (family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.). Don’t miss out on what God is doing because of a focus on man-made rules and ideas about what God can and can’t do.