Children are so greatly influenced by their parents. If parents present biblical, spiritual TRUTH (NOT religiosity!) to their children at a young age, odds are extremely good that their children will pursue truth all of their lives.
"ON MOTHER"S DAY WE EXPRESS OUR LOVE & APPRECIATION FOR HER"
But how do we go beyond the cards & flowers in expressing our love?
I believe the Bible gives us a hint in 3 John 1:4 "I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth."
● Your parents (specifically) your mothers have invested a life-time SHOWING & TELLING us
(to the best of their ability) how to function and succeed in life.
● You can really HONOR HER by actually putting into practice the things she tried to teach you!
Prov. 1:8-9 "Hear, my son, your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching;
Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head and ornaments about your neck."
● Nothing that will make her happier, but the converse is also true!
Proverbs 10:1 "A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother."
Make sure your words of LOVE are backed-up with the "Honor of Actions" (Actions that confirm your devotion!)
Invest yourself in doing the heavy lifting of embracing as truth (the weighty words they've taught you) and try to put them into practice in your life.
TO THE DEGREE THAT I DO THIS… I honor my mother & BRING HER JOY by walking in the truth she taught me.
● God’s promise of rewarding me for honoring my father and mother is simply this;
I am now seeing my own children & grandchildren walking in the truth!
And nothing brings me more Joy than that!
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