“Moms Rock”

Posted: May 6, 2011 in Christian Life, Christianity, Mothers, Resurrection, Salvation

  Moms rock the future.  Their actions, words, and attitudes cause the world to quake.  They affect their own children, grandchildren, and the lives of many other people for good and/or for evil like a tsunami.  The ripple effect spreads out far and wide.  If you have or have had a good mother, thank God for her and then tell her how much you love and appreciate her.  Why? “No man is poor who has had a godly mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

  Homemaker.  This woman believes that she has the most creative job in the world. It involves fashion, decorating, recreation, education, transportation, literature, art, economics, government, pediatrics, entertainment, maintenance, purchasing, law, religion, energy, and management.  Sometimes she is called the “Proverbs 31” woman.  She might admit, “It’s hard at times but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.” 

  Repeat?  The mother of three unruly children was asked whether or not she’d have children if she had it to do over again. “Yes,” she replied. “But not with the same ones.”

  Value.  “Who can find a virtuous wife [to become the mother of his children]?  For her worth is far above rubies.  The heart of her husband safely trusts her…He will have no lack of gain.  She does him good and not evil all the days for her life…Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her…Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised” (Proverbs 31:10-12, 28, 30).

  R.I.P.  A four-year-old and a six-year-old presented their Mom with a house plant. They had used their own money and she was thrilled. The older of them said with a sad face, “There was a bouquet that we wanted to give you at the flower shop. It was real pretty, but it was too expensive. It had a ribbon on it that said, ‘Rest In Peace,’ and we thought it would be just perfect since you are always asking for a little peace so that you can rest.”

  Models.  Within the pages of the Scriptures we can find all kinds of mothers who affected others for good and/or for evil.  None of them were perfect or sinless (Romans 3:10, 23; Luke 1:47).  But with God’s help some of them were able to influence their children and teach them to honor God and do His will for their lives.  Yes, God has a plan for each of His children.  Would you like to learn more about His plan for your life?  Ask us. 

  Change.  Perhaps your life so far has been like a bad dream.  Do you long to start over again?  Is it possible?  Indeed it is.  Consider the thief on the cross.  He went to Paradise with Jesus (Luke 23:43).  God is in the transformation business.  What He’s done for others, He can do for you too.  He loves to take people who have been chained in a spiritual cave of darkness and bring them out into a colorful life that is filled with love and compassion (Romans 5:8).  Jesus came to give us eternal life and abundant life (John 10:10).

  Trust.  To get into God’s family there must be trust.  This may be hard for some of you.  Perhaps your earthly parents abused you physically, emotionally, and/or sexually.  Maybe you’re angry and can’t/won’t trust anyone.  You can rest assured, God isn’t unjust.  He loved the people of the world who were/are caught in the devil’s trap.  One of the persons in the Godhead came down from heaven to our earth to rescue us (John 3:16).

  Acceptance.  Even though the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins…and rose again bodily from the grave, our deliverance from hell to heaven won’t happen unless we place our faith in Him alone.  God doesn’t want/need us to offer to Him our good works as payment for our deliverance.  He offers it to us as a free gift.  Will you accept it by faith (Ephesians 2:8, 9)?  I have. My life has been and is being changed.  Please be patient.  He’s still working on me (Philippians 1:6).

  Guarantee. His resurrection out from among the dead ones assures us that He has the power to save any and all who believe on Him (Hebrews 7:25).  Furthermore, His bodily resurrection assures us of our being resurrected from the dead some day (1 Corinthians 15:22-24). In which one of the five resurrections will you participate?  No one gets annihilated or reincarnated to live another life here on earth (Hebrews 9:27).

  RX.  We need to make sure that we have and take God’s prescription:  Grace + Faith = Salvation + Good Works.  Man’s religious prescription: Grace + Faith + Good Works = Salvation.  Taking the wrong medicine or mixing medicines will cause a person to end up in a very hot hell forever (Matthew 25:41, 46).  Which one have you taken?

  Immersion.  Once we’ve placed our faith in Jesus Christ alone for our salvation, God wants us to demonstrate our faith before others by being baptized (Acts 8:38).  Immersion alone pictures our death, burial, and resurrection with Christ (Galatians 2:20).  Our obedience to His command will enable us to have a good conscience toward God (Matthew 28:19, 20; 1 Peter 3:18).  Is your conscience currently seared (1 Timothy 4:2)?

  Dedication.  God has been so merciful and kind to us even while we were rebelling against Him (Romans 5:6-10).  It’s only logical for us Christians to present our bodies to Him as a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1, 2).  He wants to live out His life through us (Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12).  Transformed lives can have a tremendous impact on others.  When asked, we can/should point people to Divine physician (1 Peter 3:15).

  Help!  If you’re struggling with questions about your life, how you got here, your purpose in life, and your future destiny, or where you fit into the big picture, call us at 805-238-3549 or visit our web site: www.kelseypeach.com  We have “God’s Simple Plan Of Salvation” in 24 languages. Are you absolutely sure you’ll go to heaven the moment you die?  If not, get help right away!

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