I want to start by thanking you all for the love and encouragement you are sending for the new series, “Praying God’s Word Wednesday”. It means so much to me that you see the benefit of praying scripture and want to do it alongside me. I don’t take this privilege lightly.
Confession: the idea came from my mom. She has been a daily prayer warrior for me and my sisters since our conception. And she often uses the Bible to formulate her petitions.
I remember her intervention years ago when I ran to her as a newly married wife with a step-son and very little clue. Before the time of free mobile long distance, I sent her an email spilling all my woes about a very difficult situation. I had reached the breaking point and felt hopeless. She sent a message back that morning (I can hear the dial-up tone now) that began with 2 Corinthians 4:8,9. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed: we are perplexed, but not in despair: persecuted, but not forsaken: cast down, but not destroyed.
The note then instructed me to read Psalm 27:1-14 when I got home from work. The passage taught of the sovereignty of God. The Psalmist asked who he should fear if the Lord was his light, salvation and stronghold? He spoke of the Almighty defeating evil. Verse 13 said, I am confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
My mom then quoted Galatians 6:9 in her note. Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. She reminded me that she referenced this scripture to pray for me over and over again during my difficult teenage years. Her email changed the course of my day. My mom, using God’s word, put everything in perspective for me. To top it all off, she and my dad came to my house that very night. They drove an hour and a half to give me a hug when I needed it most.
As a grown woman I still learn so much from my mom. That email sent many years ago started me on a journey to study God’s Word. I strive to keep it on my lips for use at all times. Thank you, Mama, for your generous love and good example. You mean the world to me! And Happy Mother’s Day to you and all the moms out there.
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