The World’s Debt to Mothers
The day of God will reveal how much the world owes to godly mothers.
Mothers, awake to the fact that your influence and example are affecting the character and destiny of your children; and in view of your responsibility, reflecting only the true, the good, and the beautiful. AH 243
Mothers can reach God's ideal for them if they will take Christ as their helper. What human wisdom cannot do, His grace will accomplish for those who give themselves to Him in loving trust. His providence can unite hearts in bonds that are of heavenly origin. Love will not be a mere exchange of soft and flattering words. The loom of heaven weaves with warp and woof finer, yet more firm, than can be woven by the looms of earth. The result is not a tissue fabric but a texture that will bear wear and test and trial. Heart will be bound to heart in the golden bonds of a love that is enduring. -White
THE POWER THAT CHANGES OUR CHARACTER
We of ourselves don't have any power to change our character. There are many who try to reform themselves by correcting their bad habits, and they hope in this way to become Christians, but they are beginning in the wrong place. Our first work is with the heart. The renewing energy must come from God.
The change can be made only by the Holy Spirit. All who would be saved, high or low, rich or poor, must submit to the working of this power.
There is a story circulating recently of a sheep called Baarack, that was rescued and had not been shone for many years. When rescued about 77 pounds of fleece was taken off. I could not help but think about and compare human beings in the spiritual realm, to how hopeless and helpless we are as sheep. We are very dependent on food, water, air, sunshine and basically everything!
I know there are those who feel they make their own way and don’t need anyone for life’s bounties. But the bible tells us it is ‘in Him we live, and move, and have our being.’ Without the Lord we are or would be bound by sin just as Baarack was engulfed through the years of neglect and accumulation of wool. It is a perfect example of what happens when there is no shepherd for the sheep. Jesus knew the signs of neglected sheep … “when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36) “My people are lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray, causing them to roam the mountains. They have wandered from mountain to hill; they have forgotten their resting place.” (Jeremiah 50:6)
Reading the 23 Psalm we get to see what a Good Shepherd is like. When you have a good shepherd, you are fed, and your water is sure. You are not left alone to wander down the wrong path. And not to fear, because we all, like sheep have wander away from our faithful Shepherd. He will leave the herd just for YOU to bring you back to the fold. In hostile situations when death is looming your faithful shepherd is there to comfort you and assures a peaceful resting place in His presence.
God loves and cares for us individually as His sheep. Submit yourself to the constant care of Christ and He will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory. -Capestre
“Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years. Happy birthday!”