God’s Word for Today: Mom. Yes, mom is our word for today. Yes, I should probably save it for that special day in May when we acknowledge our mothers, but this message just can’t wait that long. So today, mom is our word.
The month of November always reminds me of Mom. The whole month, I will think about her more often than a son normally thinks about their mom. November is unique because Mom had a few special dates in this month. November 9th was Mom and Dad’s wedding anniversary. Very special day. Dad never was one to pull off anything romantic for Mom on this day. It didn’t mean he loved Mom any less. That was just Dad. But, us kids, we would always try to make it special for Mom.
And then, November 29th was Mom’s birthday. She, like so many Moms would play it down, but once again we kids would do what we could to celebrate her birthday. Last but not least, the most important date in November for Mom was the day she had ME!! Just kidding. Maybe not the most important date in November, but to me, it was rather significant.
Mom had a special way with all of God’s creatures. From us kids with our many faults, bumps and bruises, to her young adult Sunday school class, to the members of the Church she pastored for several years, and to the residents in the Nursing Home she cared so very much about. Then, there was her most gentle and healing way with animals. It seems like there was always a wounded something in our house that Mom would bring back to the living. Those “pets” would then spend the rest of their existence following Mom wherever she went. Yes, Mom shared God’s love with anything that lived and breathed. Mom did her part.
Numbers 11:12. Did I conceive all these people? Did I give them birth? Why do you tell me to carry them in my arms, as a nurse carries an infant, to the land you promised on oath to their ancestors?
I don’t know if Mom ever asked God this question. I imagined she possibly did. No, she wasn’t Moses leading his people out of Egypt, but she did carry many in her arms. That was just the way Mom was. At times, I believe she was completely drained and exhausted. But then God would put another needy soul in her path, and once again, she would carry them until they could carry themselves.
Today, recognize that God put you in the world for a purpose. No matter what age, what background, what mistakes made, or what your plate is filled with right now, God has plans for you. And, guaranteed, they are good plans. Stop asking why God wants you to do His work and simply ask God how you can do His work. As human beings, we are limited. But God has no limits. He will make it possible for you to accomplish His work. First, you need to ask. Then, get ready to be blessed in more ways than you can possibly imagine……….
Prayer: Dearest Heavenly Father, today I come to you with trepidation. I know you have something you need me to do. I know you put me in this world for a purpose. I am ready to quit asking why Lord, and am now asking what. What do you want from me Lord? How can I serve you today? Give me a task Lord, and then I ask you help me carry it out. You dear God, made me for a reason. I am now ready to start living your purpose. In Jesus’ name I am praying today. Amen.