May 13, 2015

Read: 1 Corinthians 2:2

I love Mother’s Day. It's a time to give some credit to one of the most important jobs in the family, moms. I thought about Mary, the earthly mother of Jesus. She was a young lady that the Father knew He could entrust with His only son Jesus. Look at her heart in Luke 1:46-47(NIV), “And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.’” Mary loved God so much she broke out in a song she couldn't contain. It glorified God and expressed her great joy in what He was doing.

When I read Paul's writing in 1Corinthians 2:2 (NIV), “For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified,” the words while I was with you  stood out to me. While Mary was with Jesus, she was Jesus biggest fan. Aren't all moms of their children? But after His crucifixion she must have become one of His strongest witnesses, like a mother would. She knew where He came from, she knew what He did, and she knew where He went. And she loved Him, like a mother would. But more importantly, she knew He was her Savior, and she really belonged to Him, her Creator and Lord. Happy Mother’s Day! 


Adoration: God is holy, mighty, gracious, and merciful. Spend time declaring your love for Him and expressing your thoughts of praise and worship.  

Confession: Ask God to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness.  

Thanksgiving: Express your thankfulness to God for the blessings He has given you. When we consider that we deserve punishment because of our sinfulness, and instead God gives to us His love and mercy, our only response should be one of thankfulness.  

Supplication: Petition God for wisdom. Offer prayers for your activities for this day and any special concerns you might have. Intercede for your immediate family and other relatives regarding their spiritual, emotional, and physical needs.