Daily Spirit & Word, 460: Seven Ways To Appreciate Mummy.
Mother’s Day 2015.
Mother’s Day: Good morning my friends, it’s Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday.
Someone asked me the other day; “When is Mother’s Day?” I answered, “Nine months after Father’s Day”. 🙂 LOL. The old ones are the best…
Last year I explained the history of Mothering Sunday, this year I want to focus upon the Relationship of Mothers to her children and the ways we can and should APPRECIATE our mothers. Even if your mum, like mine, has died and gone to be with the Lord: There are still ways we can honour our mums today.
Jesus Cared For Everyone: Even His own Mummy whilst dying upon the Cross.
When Jesus was with the Disciple, he cared for them so much. Even before the Cross, Jesus knew what He was about to endure, yet he cared for them and wanted to give them so much assurance. First telling them, though He’d be taken from them, he’d be going on ahead of them to get a place ready in Heaven for them. He assured them they would not be left without comfort or strength, provided by Himself, the Father and the Holy Spirit. He told them, even though He was going away physically, he’d be with them forever.
Now, when Jesus was hanging upon the Cross, imagine the sheer agony of those moments. Here was the Son of God, dying in agony, but his concern was for his mummy. He said to John though the pain; John 19:25-27 “Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing near by, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.”
Jesus knew his mum needed taking care of: She’d cared for the Saviour all through His life, now when He was dying, Jesus showed just how much he loved his Mother Mary.
My friends on this Mother’s Day: Wouldn’t it be GREAT if we could think of ways to APPRECIATE our own MOTHERS.
1) Tell Your Mum You LOVE Her:
You probably all know the bloke thing, the manly man who doesn’t need to say it. He shows how much he loves his mum by what he does for her. Some husbands are like that with their wifes too, the mother’s of their children. We think we don’t need to say it out loud, because we show it by; working hard for the family, providing for their needs, putting food upon the table… But my friends, there is nothing more powerful than these words in you mummy’s ears; “I LOVE YOU MUM”….
I can tell you right now, you Mummy is longing to hear those words from your lips:
Now what if you mummy has died? Then my friends, tell someone today, “I LOVED My Mummy.” and then proceed to tell them why.
2) Be Patient With Your Mother:
We all know that Mothers can poke their noses into our business when it’s not wanted. They give advice when we’re not even asking for it.
You know why that it my friends? It’s because she still love you. She’s invested years in your life, sweated and was in pain at your birth. She wiped your face, your runny nose, your bottom, and helped you to learn to clean your teeth.
Mummy listened to you when you came home from school;
Crying: She comforted.
Excited about a Star or Prize: She was overjoyed.
Upset because you fell out with your best friends: She helped you through by showing there are other good friends.
When you got older and fell in love: She had to be there when you Father gave you away to another man. She had to learn the hardest thing in life: to let her children go.
Be patient with your Mother today.
3) Your Mummy Needs a HUG:
Physical touch is so important, especially in relationship that are important.
As mums get older they don’t get as much physical touch as they did when they were younger.
But their children: They have access to mums like no-body else.
When was the last time you gave your mum a great big hug?
Now don’t go telling me she’s not the loving kind or that She’s not the huggy type of person.
Even the the person who loves hugs the least, will deep down appreciate the effort you have made to show her how special she is to you.
Hug you mummy today.
4) Let Your Mum Tell You Stuff:
When you were young she listened intently to all your troubles.
When you came home and blurted out stuff, it was mum who listened.
Mum’s can be there for their children like nobody else. You know Children tell their mums stuff, they won’t tell anybody else on earth.
Now it’s Mum’s turn to be listened to: Let you Mum tell you her troubles, fears and the things she’s concerned about.
Be an EAR for you mum today.
5) Show Your Mum You ARE Grateful:
It’s NOT just flowers on mother’s day, or cup-cakes or chocolate etc…
Your mum did things for you for many years: Now it’s time to DEMONSTRATE to her that you are Grateful for what she did, what she does and who she is.
Being grateful is not just saying “Thank you mummy” It’s being grateful: Let her hear you telling others what she has done for you. Boast about your mum’s efforts to make you happy, successful, and peaceful in this world.
Yes give her presents, but be appreciative as a person. In the way you talk to you mum. Always showing her respect, even when you think she doesn’t deserve it. Even when you think or know you mum is wrong.
Show your gratitude by NOT arguing with your mummy.
How can you show your Mum that you are grateful.
6) Love Your Mummy Generously:
She gave you so much when you were growing up.
Now it’s TIME to be less selfish and stop asking and pay-her-back some of what she’s given over many years.
Don’t do it grudgingly.
Do it GENEROUSLY.
7) WHY? Why LOVE your mummy like that?
Why should we?:
1) Tell Her You LOVE her.
2) Be Patient With Mummy.
3) Hug Your Mummy.
4) Let Your Mum Tell You Stuff.
5) She Her You ARE Grateful.
6) Love Her Generously.
Because God commands us to HONOUR our Mother’s and Fathers.
Exodus 20:12 “Honour your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.”
It’s the ONLY Commandment with a promise: That we’ll have a long life in the land of promise.
WOWzer! Just for doing what we should do anyway, God is going to reward us.
Can you imagine a set of rules at work like that? If you do these things then the Company will reward you???
But, that’s exactly what God has done my friends, but He didn’t do it with Himself, He chose to do it with your Parents.
He could have said, “If you love me with all your heart, mind, soul and strength, I’ll reward you” But He didn’t, instead He’s chosen to reward you if you will just HONOUR you mother and father.
Jesus did it on the Cross in the only way he could. “Mother’s your son, John, your mother” He made certain, because He knew how much John love him, that he’d take care of Jesus’ mother until his dying day.
Will you LOVE your mummy today?
The Unemployed Stay At Home Mum:
No Occupation (The Government says, “They are unemployed and should be made to seek employment or we’ll stop their benefits). Really: Unemployed! I’d like to see some of those people do what Mummy’s have to do every single day of their children’s young lives:
She rises up at break of day and through her tasks she races.
She cooks the meals as best she may and scrubs the children’s faces.
While schoolbooks, lunches, homework too, all need consideration…
And yet the census man insists
She has— “No Occupation”
When breakfast dishes all are done
She bakes a pudding, maybe.
She cleans the rooms up, one by one,
With one eye watching baby.
The washing pile she then attacks
by way of variation.
And yet the census man insists,
She has — “No Occupation.”
She irons for a little while, then presses pants for Daddy.
She welcomes with a cheery smile returning lass and laddie.
A hearty dinner next she cooks (no time for relaxation),
And yet the census man insists,
She has—“No Occupation.”
My friend’s This is MOTHER’S DAY: She’s been OCCUPIED since the day you were born into this world and most mothers will be employed in caring, loving and looking after their children till they day they leave this world.
It’s time to Show Mummys today:
- Tell Her You LOVE her.
- Be Patient With Mummy.
- Hug Your Mummy.
- Let Your Mum Tell You Stuff.
- She Her You ARE Grateful.
- Love Her Generously.
- Do It, because Father God Has Commanded You.
God bless and I hope you can show how much you LOVE, Honour and Respect your Mummy’s today and Always.
Worship the LORD with GLADNESS in your HEART today.