Mothers

Genesis 2: 21-

On Mother’s Day you really want a family oriented, loving, almost heroic sermon. Well today depending on your character, the way you perceive or look at things that is exactly what you’re going to get.

We have been in Genesis the beginning. Let’s look at how it was supposed to be from the beginning

  • Creation.
    • Belief in creation does not undermine the position of a woman, it empowers them.
      • Women are created with unique special qualities that complement the qualities of the man.
    • Women and men were made to complete each other not compete.
      • They complete each other mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically.
    • The woman stands beside the man as uniquely created individuals.
      • Christ gave the same warnings and promises to the woman as He did to the man.
    • Prov. 31, though spurned by many of today’s women actually reveals how important they are.
      • She is of great worth not only to her family but also to her community.
      • She feeds and clothes her family. She has a heart for the poor. She is involved in business and is wise in her teaching. Her husband adores her. Her children call her blessed, the community respects her.
    • As she fulfills her role she is grateful not bitter to be a woman.
  • The curse.
    • (Ge 3:16 )¶ Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
    • Many have understood this verse to say that the woman will desire to serve her husband. How’s that going for you guys?
      • You don’t see very many jumping up for that position do you?
    • What it is saying is that the woman’s desire will be to rule the husband and the husband will want to rule the wife.
      • Looks a lot more familiar.
    • Satan and his world has jumped on this and programed both the man and the woman to believe their lies.
  • The confusion
    • Finding one’s self. A well-known author wrote “ a woman’s life, faith, behavior, and potential for fulfillment are all determined by her attitudes about who and why she is.” (Phyllis Shlafly)
      • When searching for purpose, for design and reason if we look into ourselves for an answer, it would be like giving cough medicine to treat tuberculosis.
      • It could temporally relief a symptom but the disease continues to progress.
    • The reason there is so much confusion today about the roles and responsibilities of a man and a women is because of where we look.
      • The bible says: (Pr 18:2) ¶ A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
    • How often we hear “ I just need time to know who I am” or “I’m not sure of who I am anymore”
      • Listen! You’re a created being that God loves and adores. He put you together perfectly.
      • He gave you! , the most awesome task of all time. Being able to become a Godly mother.
      • Don’t fall for the worlds undermining of the truth and settle for belittling yourself, coming to the end of your days realizing you missed out on God’s best.
    • Understand not just any mother, but a Godly mother.
      • You see procreating is the easy part. For many today it’s evident they never intended on being a mother. They just wanted the identity of a mother without the discipline, responsibility or sacrifice that comes from being a successful mother.
      • They expect others to raise their children so they can follow their careers.
      • They introduced the idea of it takes a village to raise a child.
      • We know it takes a village to raise an idiot
    • I praise God for you who not only raise your own children, but are such a vital part of the health and growth of this body of believers, who make sure your little ones are involved as well as yourself in the worship of the One True God!
      • God gives you the opportunity to enjoy being a Godly mother.
        • One that raises their children by example to love, honor and fear God.
      • What do I mean by example?
        • Ask these ladies who have grown children. They will tell you what they did before their children had a lot more lasting impact then what they said.
      • What really was and is important to you will be revealed in the lives of your children.
    • Most mothers strive to be the perfect mother.
      • Maybe you should strive to be real!
      • What impact would you have on your sons and daughters if they could see who you turn to in the time of hurt, depression, exhaustion, fear?
    • When putting God first and depending on His word is important in your life. It will one day be important in theirs.
  • Mothers you are under attack!
    • Satan does not want you to enjoy a Godly marriage. He doesn’t want you to feel complete with being a mother.
      • He uses the world to entice you with empty, meaningless shallow, fantasies of fulfillment, that leave you hurt, abused, and wanting.
    • You remember the proverbs mother?
      • She is of great worth not only to her family but also to her community.
      • She feeds and clothes her family. She has a heart for the poor. She is involved in business and is wise in her teaching. Her husband adores her. Her children call her blessed, the community respects her.
    • As she fulfills her role she is grateful not bitter to be a woman.

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