This article is so good! I needed to read this today! I pray for one often but still do not have it! God always reminds me that He is the one I really need and to lean into Him! Always easier said than done, but it can be done! Hi Amy We met at the conference in Coburg yesterday I just wanted to reach out. I register for this conference with full intentions of learning more about mental health, and being able to bring this information back to the parents at the group I facilitate.
God Is a Mother to the Motherless
I feel the need to apologize. I was in a space where I needed to be a support for others, and it was me who needed that support. One thing I did learn is that I need to give that life over to God. Thank you for sharing your inspiring journey. Absolutely no apology required for honoring your own needs and the way God is drawing you toward healing and living in his love. This process will only make you better a ministering to others. I too thank you. My mother hasnt been diagnosed, but she is definately a paranoid schizophrenic and has been gone for a very long time….
Its hard to explain, but i needed this.
Thank you! I understand what you mean, Misty. Sounds like we have some things in common. Very touching story. I identify with you and understand. This was my best friend and the person I shared everything with. I did not know how to move on but god had been giving me strength and I speak to god now as my mother and father.
I depend on his advice and comfort and protection and love. I am lost without God. So your story encourages me while I find strength in my own circumstances of experiencing god. It is not easy but god told us that he will be there and never leave us. We are his children. Thanks for your comment, Franklin. Thank you Franklin, I identify with your words.
I am grateful you left this comment last year. And thank you Amy for using your experience to be a blessing to others like me. To anyone who has gone through heart ache because of a situation with their mother I am deeply sorry let me say however that God is fully capable of filling any role you need just as He revealed himself in scripture. But you have rejected this revelation of The almighty has chosen in His providence to reveal Himself as male than straight out saying God is not a man is s rejection of that. Do you know that they are removing gender from the new bibles left and right?
Tell me how many female angels in the bible and Jesus was a male and in your own words God himself defined Himself that way.
A Mother’s Day Prayer
Now in the Hebrew the words always have a masculine or feminine attatched. It does not have one but God solved that by identifying Himself. It would do the author of this article well to go study the queen of heaven mentioned in Jeremiah 44 and than conduct a quick study on the occult and its use of the queen of heaven.
Perhaps than she and others will see the insidious direction things are going and will be more careful. I love my Father and I do not say you do not, I love you as well readers but I and you have a responsibility to be seekers of truth and not just truth that is convenient. I have simply affirmed that while God generally reveals himself to us in masculine terms, he sometimes uses feminine imagery as well, and I find great comfort in that as I believe he intended us to find. God may be masculine, for all I know, but God definitely is not human with the exception of Jesus incarnate.
As I said I believe it would do you a great service in doing some research on the queen of heaven and its occultism origins. I did not expect to change your mind but rather left my post for future readers. I do not think nor did I say you twisted scriptures to my memory I fully believe you love our Father as I stated. I just believe that you could say exactly what you said without attaching a feminin to a clearly male revealed God by saying this. Much love in Jesus name. Thank you so much for this article.
Prayers of a Mother's Heart: For a Chosen Generation
It is beautiful and gives me assurance about that which the LORD has been doing in my life as well. May God bless you abundantly! Amy, this touches my heart. I was eleven when I realized something was very wrong with my mother. She had fled her family and isolated my younger sister and myself. It would be years until I found that she was a paranoid schizophrenic. From eleven on, I felt solely responsible for her and my sister. And I felt so motherless.
And I had no other family to turn to. I harbored feelings of fear, anger, and abandonment for decades. What healed me was studying biblical Hebrew. In it I learned that the word we translate God, Elohim, is the very rare Hebrew word that is both masculine and feminine. This explains Genesis 1: You see Hebrew is a language in which everything is either masculine or feminine, and if a person is masculine then their verbs are masculine also, and the same for feminine persons.
And the next thing you learn is that all the names and attributes of God are either masculine or feminine. Then I learned the all the feminine names and attributes of God are largely embodied in the Holy Spirit, who is feminine in Hebrew, including Her verbs. When I realized that, She showed me my mother as she really was, and suddenly all the bitterness was gone. I also lost my mother at 14, she died and I was abandoned by the rest of my family to care for my sick father shortly after.
Thank u for this testimony, it spoke to my heart. And like you, I thank God for the ways you have grown closer through your suffering. I cried as I read through it cos though I lost my mother to death I could relate to all the things you wrote. Thank you. This really helped and made me understand that I am not alone. I still miss my mom ,especially with all the things that i and my sister are going through at the moment but I pray and I know that someday soon the big vacuum in my heart will be filled up.
When my parents commemorated their fiftieth wedding anniversary, all five of us children decided to thank my parents for one thing they had done for us. Without prior consultation, each of us chose to thank my mother for her prayers. We are by no means alone. It seemed to me from the podium that almost everyone put up a hand. This promise is precious, and the privileges it confers on our children are great indeed. Knowledge and morality are often substituted for salvation, without Spirit-worked regeneration, conviction of sin, repentance unto life, saving faith, and the necessary fruits that accompany it John ; ; Luke ; John ; Gal.
Here Christ uses the plural form ye because He included all other Israelites in His blanket prescription. The children of believers have an external holiness—a place in the visible church—but they do not share in the salvation promised in the covenant unless and until they are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. He must convert the children of Abraham in order for them to receive the blessing God promised to Abraham Acts God did indeed make a promise to Abraham that He would be a God to him, to his children, and to their children after them—to a thousand generations Gen.
How should we pray for the salvation of our children? O God, give us our children. God's love and mercy last forever for those who fear him and obey his precepts. His goodness will flow down through the generations of a family:. A large family was considered to be a blessing in ancient Israel. This passage conveys the idea that children provide security and protection for the family:. Scripture suggests that in the end, those who bring trouble on their own family or don't take care of their family members will inherit nothing but disgrace:.
This crown is a symbol of authority, status, or honor. On the other hand, a disgraceful wife will do nothing but weaken and destroy her husband:. Family relationships are vital because they are a pattern for how we live and relate within the family of God. We were given the same rights as children born into that family. God did this through Jesus Christ:. Share Flipboard Email. Essential Bible Verses.
Prayers of a Mother's Heart: For a Chosen Generation
Mary Fairchild is a full-time Christian minister, writer, and editor of two Christian anthologies, including "Stories of Cavalry. Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. Proverbs , NIV. A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Ephesians , ESV. Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord. Colossians , NLT.
Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.