Friday, April 23, 2010
Another in the Living Water series of images, there is nothing more thrilling than the opportunity to receive through the Cross the Living Water of Christ. As we fall on our knees and open our vessels the Living Water provides the nutrients to produce the fruit of the Spirit which is necessary for us to flourish in our daily lives. Revelation 22:1-4 gives us a glimpse of the scene where the tree of Life will produce the fruit every month necessary to heal the nations. Amen.
Friday, April 16, 2010
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
Proverbs 1:8, 9
As we come into the season on honoring Mothers it was impressed upon me the importance of the relationship between mother and Son. The wisdom of God provides us with the illustration of the creation mandate in reference to the position of our parents. Proverbs chapter 1 v 8 refers to the beauty of the creator and how useful each one of us is in his creation. It is mom who sets in place the foundation of the laws which govern the manner of how we keep our instruction. She sets forth the protocol needed to keep us boys and men in the loop concerning the very delicate balance necessary to suffer the difficulties in our relationships at work, with our wives, girlfriends, sisters, cousins and so on. Although we live in a season where Dad is either invisible or estranged it can become very challenging for mom to position herself as both lawgiver and instructor.
As we honor our mothers this season lets not loose sight of the importance they have in our lives. Their input and love determines the manner in which we will navigate the difficulties that are associated with the seasons of our lives. I was reminded by the spirit of God that part of the blessing is imparted in us when we are able to mourn (Matthew 5:4)In that verse in Matthew Chapter 5 it concludes with the term “comforted” . God can not comfort us unless we present the truth concerning our troubles. Mom always had a way at getting at that truth.
Encourage your mothers today. It’s okay to wear the tag “Mama’s Boy”. It is that love that presents the glory of God in our lives each day. Amen