Below is a sample templet for sharing appreciation and thankful, loving remarks with our mother’s today —
On this Mother’s Day, I would like to share some special words from my heart!
- Things I appreciate about you:
- I’m thankful for:
- I’m glad you taught me to:
- You are a good example of:
- Ways you’ve shown your love to me:
Happy Mother’s Day! This day is dedicated to you, Mom. Thank you for all the years you’ve dedicated to blessing me.
I love you!
(Mother’s day message by Teresa Jaquith, May 10, 2020)
What is fire known for? Fire is symbolic of power and passion and has a purifying influence. It is useful for heat, comfort, cooking, and many other things.
Are you willing for your heart to be ignited with the fire of God’s own heart, and have your heart burning with passion for the Lord?
It takes self-denial and willingness to be a living sacrifice, take up our cross and follow Jesus, even if it means suffering. Burning for Jesus is not an easy process. There is some discomfort involved. We need to be willing to sacrifice.
A single spark can make a difference! One life can make a huge difference when we carry the light of God and the fire of the Holy Spirit.
A mother’s influence is very valuable, impactive, and important.
Matthew 25:1-13 – (story of the 10 bridesmaids). Be wise. Have oil in your lamp and be burning brightly when Jesus comes.
Song: “Refiners Fire”… I want to burn for you! May His fire burn in our hearts!
Matthew 7:7 – Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Ask for the Holy Spirit to fill and re-fill you over and over again. The Lord wants to give us the Holy Spirit to burn in our lives.
We need to keep re-fueled! Continue to keep in the Word, prayer and worship. As families we need to prioritize seeking the Lord together, or… our fires could go out!
John 15:5 – Jesus says, “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”
Psalm 37:7 (TPT) – Quiet your heart in His presence and pray; keep hope alive as you long for God to come through for you.
BE A LIGHT WHERE YOU ARE
Choose to burn wherever you are! Let people see Jesus through your life. God has placed you where you are for such a time as this. He can use you wherever you are for His glory.
I Corinthians 15:58 – So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.
Zechariah 2:5 – “And I will be to her a WALL OF FIRE all around,” declares the Lord, “and I will be the glory in her midst.”
This was a message to Jerusalem when enemies were surrounding her. We can stand strong in faith no matter what, when God is with us.
When Jesus returns will he find us faithful? We need to be full of faith and confident hope. Stand firm. Jesus is our strong foundation.
Others will see us burning brightly, loving and serving God faithfully. Continue to be a voice of faith and confident hope.
Choose to be a light at this season. Don’t let worry about tomorrow stop you. The Lord has promised to protect and provide.
Mothers – may your children see you as an unshakeable example of power, love, and self-discipline. Don’t allow offenses and bitterness. Love others when they don’t deserve it. We can choose to be loving. Even in the midst of these circumstances we can be loving, and burn brightly. Intentional and diligent prayer for our family is a powerful tool, and overcoming key.
John 13:35 – Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.
2 Timothy 1:6-7 (TPT) I’m writing to encourage you to fan into a flame and rekindle the fire of the spiritual gift God imparted to you when I laid my hands upon you. For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control.
Take advantage of every opportunity to speak life. Use your words to ignite faith in others.
Don’t put water on another’s fire.
Say “NO” to Gossip, Fear, Worry, Hate, Unforgiveness, & Bitterness.
Speak words of light and faith. Let’s use our words to ignite faith. Words can be helpful or hurtful. Let’s speak life! Don’t fear coronavirus, the government or anything,
Psalm 56:3,4,9-11 – But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in You. I praise God for what He has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?… My enemies will retreat when I call to you for help. This I know. God is on my side! I praise God for what He has promised; yes, I praise the Lord for what He has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?
The God of the Universe is with us, and fighting for us!
leave a legacy of faithfulness
What kind of a legacy are we leaving? Is it one of faith and faithfulness?
Some of us have more time with our loved ones these days. Let’s let our lives touch others. None of us know how much more time we may have. Let’s use whatever life we may have left for God’s glory.
May the fire of our devotion light the way for those who follow.
Life is a beautiful gift that we should invest in what is truly valuable.
“FIND US FAITHFUL” – Steve Green
We’re pilgrims on the journey
of the narrow road
And those who’ve gone before us line the way
Cheering on the faithful, encouraging the weary
Their lives a stirring testament to God’s sustaining grace
Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses
Let us run the race not only for the prize
But as those who’ve gone before us
Let us leave to those behind us
The heritage of faithfulness passed on through godly lives
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
May the fire of our devotion light their way
May the footprints that we leave
Lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
After all our hopes and dreams have come and gone
And our children sift through all we’ve left behind
May the clues that they discover and the memories they uncover
Become the light that leads them to the road we each must find