Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day!

Good morning, Happy Souls!

Bill Keller wrote a devotional today that I
recommend to you. He has given me permission to
copy his e-mails, and I'm sure he would be happy if
you would share this with people you know as well.

Mother's Day is a special opportunity to honor our
Grandmothers, Mothers, Mother-in-law, wives, sisters,
sisters-in-law, daughters and daughters-in-law. None
of us would even be here without the love and caring
of our beloved Mothers. May God bless you all!

Please read on.


( Matthew 15:21-28 )

TV program last Friday night, Doug from Brandon, Florida
called in. He called about the DaVinci Code, but by the
time the call was over, he had given his heart and life
to Jesus Christ by faith!!! It was a battle, but in the
end, Doug bowed his knee to Jesus and his salvation was
no doubt the answer to the prayers of his mother and his
wife and mother of their children. For you moms and
wives, your prayers are not in vain. God is no respecter
of persons and the same God that answered the prayers of
Doug's mother and wife is the very same God who will
answer your prayers for your unsaved husband and
children!!! See and hear this incredible call at:

A mother's love. On this day that we honor our mothers,
I thought it fitting to share with you this wonderful
story from God's Word that personifies a mother's love.
I have often said a mother's love can be broken down into
the 3 P's. Pleading, persistence, and prayer. I can
testify today that the only reason I am in the ministry
is because my mother who is with the Lord now, pleaded,
was persistent, and prayed. I have no doubt that many of
you know Jesus as your Savior because of your mother's
prayers. So in honor of our mothers, let me break down
the 3 P's of a mother's love for you.

A mother will plead for her child. It was the deep love
for her daughter that drove the Canaanite woman in
today's scripture to Jesus, pleading for mercy for her
daughter. In our time of despair, "something" pulls us
to God. Many people, who openly reject God, will cry out
in a time of need. Even believers will live apart from
Christ, not giving Him much time in their daily life...
until the trials come. This mother in her hour of need,
knew where to go to plead for help.

Persistence is something that defines a mother. Moms have
a God-given talent to stay on something, no matter how long
it takes, to get the job done. Many times, God delays His
answer to test our belief, much like He did in the parable
of the persistent widow in Luke 18:2-5. Are you serious
about the needs in your life? Then don't give
persistent. Isaiah 65:24 gives us that special promise,
"Before they call I will answer; while they are still
speaking, I will hear." God has promised to hear and
answer our prayers, but that does not always mean in our
timing. Often, we need to be persistent, like this
Canaanite mother who was not going to be denied the
miracle she sought for her daughter.

If persistence defines a mother, then prayer is her
greatest weapon. In verse 25 of today's scripture we
hear the simple prayer of faith, "Lord help me!" Moms
are prayer warriors. Moms know that it is prayer that
moves the hand of God. Moms know that prayer works
because it demonstrates to God that we are powerless in
our own strength, and have put our faith in Him. Jesus
healed this woman's daughter because of her faith!

I want to encourage you today to honor your mother, she
is a great gift from God. It is also God's commandment
that we honor our mother. For those of you who have been
estranged, separated from your Mom due to the events of
life, please, swallow your pride and contact her today.
No matter what may have happened in the past, tell her
that you love her. I understand that many mothers have
not been what God called them to be, but through your
love, God can restore them.

For those like me whose Mom is with the Lord, let me
suggest calling a local nursing home and finding out the
name of a lady who has no family, no regular visitors.
An inexpensive arrangement of flowers and 5 minutes of
your day just to tell her she hasn't been forgotten on
this Mother's Day will touch a life like you can not
even imagine. I am a firm believer that the little acts
of kindness, even to strangers, are our most effective
and powerful ministry. Don't let this day pass without
making it special for your mother.

I love you and care about you, and it is my goal each day
to encourage you and challenge you to have that intimate
daily relationship with the Lord that He desires to have
with you. I know from years in the ministry, one of the
biggest concerns for Moms is their unsaved children. Mom,
let me stand in agreement with you today for your unsaved
children, praying with you for their salvation since I
realize that is your number one prayer request. Millions
will be in Heaven because of the prayers of mom!!!!

To all the Moms out there today, may you be richly blessed
on this day that we honor you!

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

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May God bless you as you learn from this message!

Donald W. Mitchell, Your Dream Concierge

Copyright 2006 Donald W. Mitchell


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