The influence of a godly mother...


Today's Devotional Thought:

Proverbs 31:26-29, "She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.""

As Mother's Day approaches our appreciation of Mom comes to the forefront of our minds. A godly mother is worth her weight in gold. We don't always appreciate her as we should, but a godly mother can make all the difference. Denzel Washington, the actor, shares how his godly Mom made all the difference:

 "When I was young and started really making it as an actor, I came and talked to my mother and said, 'Mom, did you think this was going to happen? I'd be so big and I'll be able to take care of everybody and I can do this and I can do that.'"

Mama Washington reprimanded her son: "Oh, you did it all by yourself? I'll tell you what you can do by yourself: Go outside and get a mop and bucket and clean these windows—you can do that by yourself, superstar."

She said, "Boy, stop it right there, stop it right there, stop it right there!" She said, "If you only knew how many people been praying for you." How many prayer groups she put together, how many prayer talks she gave, how many times she splashed me with holy water to save my sorry behind. [Michael W. Chapman, Denzel Washington to College Grads: 'Put God First,' CSNNEWS.Com (5-11-15)]

Mom's, your godly influence can make all the difference. Never doubt the power of that influence. Never give up in training your children in the way they should go. Proverbs 22:6 says, "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."

Praise God for godly Mothers! Isn't it time to show appreciation and love towards yours?

 Prayer: Father God, we thank you for godly mothers. We thank you for their positive influence in our lives. Will you encourage them this Mothers Day? Bless them Father. In Jesus name, amen.