SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER- PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 18 (HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY)
Good Morning to all God’s Children and especially to all the Beautiful Mothers of the World, today is your day to be honored and praised for God has designed it that way. So as we enter into our VIRTUAL CHURCH Service this morning, we do so with the unique blessings of our Lord and Savior. We give Him the glory for He has provided us the opportunity this day to bring honor to our Mothers who He has
SISTER SHIRLEY RHODES
given to us as a Special Gift by Design.
LET US PRAY:
Heavenly Father, we thank you for this very special day, and we honor you this morning for our unique gift of life and the opportunity to lift up all our Mothers and honor them with our blessings of praise, thanking them for all they have done and the many sacrifices and hardships they have had to endure for being a Mother. But through it all, you provided them with a unique way of experiencing pure love, joy and happiness for being a Mother. Today, we lift you up Heavenly Father, in our Prayers, Praises and Thanksgiving for this honor that you have bestowed upon our Mothers and all that you do day in and day out to make our lives richer, more loving, joyful and prospers while we live on this earth. In Jesus name we pray, Amen!
Now let us honor all Mothers’ everywhere by giving her flowers that expresses her true beauty while we have the opportunity to do so. Click on this short video clip, it is for you and all Mothers’
HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY TO ALL YOU BEAUTIFUL MOTHERS,
YOU ARE TRULY GOD’S GIFT BY DESIGN!
SISTER SHIRLEY RHODES GOD’S SERVANT AND MESSENGER
I AM SISTER SHIRLEY RHODES GOD’S MESSENGER FOR THE DAY
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE OF PRAISE GENESIS 17:15-17
And God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. I will bless her, and moreover, I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.” Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said to himself, “Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?”
LET US PRAY: Heavenly Father, thank you for the blessings of Abraham, thank you for my blessing as your Servant and Messenger for this day. Use me to bless the lives of all the people that take the time to partake of this message, in Jesus name, Amen!
Today I just want to take a few minutes of your valuable time as a Mother that understands what it is like to be a Mother and raise her Children in these very difficult times that we live in. I speak to you on the subject, “Mother is God’s Gift by Design!” When we study the scriptures, starting with Eve the Mother of all living, we quickly discover that a Mother is a gift that often goes unseen, a chosen vessel of service, created with tenderness of heart, a loving spirit, filled with dignity, instilled with wisdom, firmly rooted in faith and love, and is known by her attributes of strength, patience and endurance that enables her to carry out her assigned mission. Many words can be used to describe Mother, because she is a gift from God. A gift: to be honored, respected, loved and cherished, through admiration of character.
When a baby is born the first instinct of a Mother is to inspect, touch and hold the baby close, she often will shed tears of joy. Throughout biblical history there are stories of Mothers and their sacrifice; Mothers who gave birth to kings and queens, royal linage passed down through-out generations.
THE LOVE OF A MOTHER (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS) MY GRAND DAUGHTER MAXINE ALEXANDER BYARS
Consider Moses’ Mother Jochebed, who, when the order came from Pharaoh to kill all male infants, hid him for three months, but, was then forced to abandon him in a basket of bulrushes among the reeds beside the banks of the Nile, only to be the one to nurse him as belonging to someone else. Elizabeth, Mother of John, known as the precursor of Jesus who was later beheaded and Mary the Mother of Jesus, who was hung on a cross, were all women of distinction, a Mother, God’s Gift by Design.
A mother is chosen to carry the baby in her womb and through that process a bond occurs that nothing or no one can take away. Mothers may give their child up for adoption or may choose to not be an active participant in their lives through circumstance or choice, but that does not remove their status as Mother.
Gods’ design for Mothers is to be models of goodness by setting examples as the keeper of home, to be virtuous and pure, loving and kind always encouraging others.
A Mother is a model of discipline and strong character and she reverence God in her teachings. A Mother avoids idleness, gossip, always setting an example and helping to guide others she may encounter.
A Mother is many women; teachers, doctors, lawyers, business executives, stay-at-home moms; the list is endless as to her capabilities. The role of Mother follows many paths and is done so in such a way that she is able to understand the needs of others. Strength, dignity, and grace are her badge of honor; she is adored by her family. Gods’ design for Mother is not determined by labels of who she is because he has created her for his purpose. As she grow in wisdom and grace her beauty shines through as a tower of hope and strength for those who may not have as of yet mastered the skill.
Remember it’s Mothers’ Day, take a moment to pick up the telephone and call, stop by for a visit and take her something special, sit and talk for “a spell, ”you never know where you will be next Mothers’ Day. Make the moment magical and watch her smile, you’ll be glad you did, because she is your Mother, Gods’ Gift by Design.
Thank you for your attention and comprehension of this message, may God bless you throughout this Mother’s Day. As you attend your local church this day, take the time to hug a Mother and tell them that they are special and that you love them. May the grace of God watch over you and keep you ever so strong, in Jesus name, Amen!
Now let us close with Israel and New Breed, singing Jesus at the Center.
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