DVO May 12, 2019

Title: The Impression of a Mother

Scripture: Proverbs 31:25-30 – -Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come. 26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness. 27 She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. 28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her: 29 “Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.” 30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

MA! I LOVE YOU!

You’ve left an enormous IMPRESSION
The wit, the encouragement, the LESSONS

I honor you for the endless DEVOTION
When challenges arise, you kept things in MOTION

Yes, I remember the TIMES
So many great moments, I often REWIND

Your instructions are filled with WISDOM
When trouble comes, we are held against your BOSOM

MA! I ADORE YOU!

You had a way of making something out of NOTHING
Daddy was strong, but for you, we came RUNNING

You were up before us, and still awoke when we were SLEEP
The house was in order, while food was prepared to EAT

You modeled what serving and caring is all ABOUT
You nurtured us with love, and spoke wisdom from your MOUTH

You were praying for us when we didn’t know IT
My dreams were encouraged by you, to go for IT

MA! YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION!

Your love is tattooed on my SOUL
I will repeat your words as I grow OLD

My children will echo the songs you SING
I pray for a fraction of your caring INSTINCTS

I thank the Lord for giving you to ME
Learning through the personal touch of just sitting on your KNEE

All that I am and ever hope to BE
It’s because of the impression you exclusively made on ME

Prayer: Lord, You uniquely made mothers. We are thankful for them. All I can think of is the exclusive caring that only a mother can do. We all reap the benefits of having a mother. Lord, you knew what we all needed. So, we thank you for mothers. I pray that more women read Proverbs 31 as a model for future generations. I pray this liberated society realize the importance of what a woman and mother represent to the body of Christ. Raise more God fearing women Lord. I pray this prayer in the name of Jesus.

(by Glenny Z. Moore)