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God Cares About Moms

God cares about moms!

I don’t know of a story in the Bible that exemplifies this more than the story of Jesus and His mother, Mary.

If you read John chapter 19, you’ll find that the very last thing Jesus did before He died was to make sure that His momma was going to be taken care of. The Bible says that as Jesus was hanging on the cross, He looked down and saw His mom standing there next to John, one of His disciples that He greatly loved and trusted. He said to His mom, “Woman, behold thy son.” And then he said to John, “Behold, thy mother.” From that moment and for the rest of her life, John took care of Mary just like she was his own mom (John 19:26-27).

The Bible says in the very next verse that after Jesus made sure His mom was taken care of that He knew that all things were accomplished, and that’s when He died (verse 28). Here was the Son of God hanging on a cross, bloody, suffering and in extreme pain, barely able to take His next breath as He’s dying for the sins of all mankind, yet, in that moment, He made it a point to make sure His momma was taken care of! If that doesn’t show how much God loves moms, I don’t know what does!

Moms, you’re pretty special to God!

The Take Away:

Mom, never let the devil lie to you and tell you nobody cares about you or appreciates you! God cares about you, and He is looking out for you! If the devil tries to tell you otherwise, quote these scriptures to him:

  • 1 Peter 5:7 (AMP) says, “He (God) cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.”
  • Isaiah 41:10 (KJV) says, “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”  

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Friday Funny: We Need To Talk – Finances

Joe shares a great story about a financially rough time he went through.

In God’s Word, He tells us to “remind Him” of what His Word promises. It’s not because God forgot, it’s to remind US of what He has promised.

Jesus said in John 14:13 that we must ASK the Father in His name. Again we see the principle that God cannot move unless He is asked. If we’re not receiving, we may very well may not be asking.

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Friday Funnies: God Help Us! – Parenting

Today, Joe shares how about being a young father and being on staff at a church.

After trying to find someone in the church to teach a class on parenting, Joe was handed the job himself.  This is a great story about how Joe started from scratch.  His first question was “where do babies come from?” From there he searched God’s Word to see what God said about parenting.

God is a parent and He has given direction on how to parent.

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The Take Away:

Many times we have no idea how to raise our kids. God really does show us in His Word, the truths and lessons that we are to teach our children. Rather than be overwhelmed, allow God to reveal His plan for raising your kids!

God knows how to raise your kids….even if you don’t!

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There is No One Like a Mom…

There’s a story in the Bible where Jesus’ disciples started fussing over which one of them would be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus pulled them aside and said, “Boys, you’re all arguing over who will be the greatest because you think that person will have the most power and get to lord it over the others. But here’s how it works in My kingdom—if you want to be great, you have to be a servant” (Matthew 20:26, paraphrased).

Do you want to know who I think the greatest people in the kingdom are? MOMS!

I don’t know anybody who serves and sacrifices more than a mom.Mommas know about sacrifice and serving!

A mother will give you the last piece of pizza, the last of the ice cream, and the last chicken leg on the table. She will not hesitate to do without just to make sure her children get what they need and desire because mommas want the best for their kids. She will serve them 24/7 picking up after them, making sure they brush their teeth and wash behind their ears, making sure they wear clean clothes, making their meals, shuttling them to soccer practice, piano lessons, birthday parties—the list is endless. I’ve never seen anybody serve like a momma will!

So, moms, be encouraged today. You are GREAT in God’s eyes!

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The Take Away:

Moms, know this—God sees your sacrifice and service to your children. And, if you ask Him, He will give you the grace, wisdom, and strength you need every day to take care of your family. Read Proverbs 2:6-11 (NLT).

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Do You Feel Secure?

In times like these, security can feel like an impossible thing to have — especially financial security. 

Here’s what you need to know —

“The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8 NLT

“For I am the Lord, I change not…” Malachi 3:6-18 [Read the entire passage.]

“God is not man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?” Numbers  23:19 NLT

Do you want more security (financial or otherwise)? If so, there’s one place to get it. 

The greatest security you’ll ever have comes through your relationship with God. Part of how you develop that relationship is by reading His Word and learning about His character.

Feeling insecure is what happens when you aren’t sure about something. You can be sure of God. If you’re feeling insecure about what God can or will do in a situation, that comes from a lack of knowing Him. You can be saved and not have a strong relationship with God in the same way you can be married, but not have a strong relationship with your spouse. 

You need to spend time with Him, talk to Him, and read His Word. You don’t do this to get spiritual brownie points. The benefit comes in the relationship. You will trust Him more because you know Him.

Security comes in knowing God and understanding what He has asked you to do, so you can confidently obey. 


The Take Away:

The greatest security you’ll ever have comes from having a genuine relationship with God.

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Don’t Mess With Momma Bear!

There’s something special about good moms.

They will do everything they can to take care of and protect their kids. Everyone knows not to mess with a “she-bear” and her cubs.

A “he-bear” could go walking through the woods and see another he-bear, and he’ll stop and stare at him for a minute sizing him up. He’ll think, Can I whip him? I don’t think so. And then he’ll walk around him to avoid a fight.

On the other hand, if a she-bear comes walking through the woods and a he-bear comes between her and her cubs and poses a threat, she will not hesitate for a second! She won’t stop to size him up. She’ll immediately charge him. It doesn’t matter how big or ferocious that he-bear is; she will lay down her life to protect her cubs! That’s why you always hear the warnings about she-bears and not he-bears.

There’s a scripture in John 15:13 (NIV) that says, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” 

I think this scripture also best describes what it means to be a mom. In a lotof cases, we could say, “There’s no greater love than the love of a mom who daily lays down her life for her children.”

One of the greatest examples of God’s love is a good momma who faithfully sacrifices and lays down her life on a daily basis to take care of her kids.

Thank God for good mommas!

The Take Away:

Moms are one of the greatest expressions and examples of God’s love. You may not think your daily acts of laying down your life are noticed or appreciated, but God sees all of them. There is coming a day when you will reap the benefits of all the sacrifices and investments you have sown into your children’s lives. Hold fast to Psalm 112:1-2, “How joyful are those who fear the Lord and delight in obeying his commands. Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed.”

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Friday Funny: Don’t Judge People

No matter who you are, it is hard not to judge people by their appearance.

We all have done it at some point. But the Word of God says in John 7:24 – “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” You see, God always looks on the heart. Man judges by the outward appearance. Joe shares a great story about his nephew with all of the piercings. Joe looked past all of that and saw that his nephew needed Jesus. Of course, Joe gets to the point in his usual “unconventional” manner. Listen as Joe shares the hilarious way he got to the kids attention!

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Are You Making a Living or Making a Life?

People in the 1950s wondered what we would do with all the free time new technology would allow us to have in this century.

Man, did they miss that like a barn door! Americans are working longer and more frantically than ever before. They have no time or energy left over for the things that really matter.

The problem has become how to balance making a living with making a life. Just because the world runs at break-neck speed, we don’t need to become workaholics. We need to work the right amount of time to get things done.

The Bible says, “Six days you work, one day you rest” (Exodus 23:12). There’s nothing in the Bible about a 40-hour work week. You ought to be able to go to your job every day, be happy to go there, accept your lot, and enjoy your wealth and possessions. Enjoying life is a gift of God (Ecclesiastes 5:19-20 NIV). 

We ought to be able to come home at a decent hour and enjoy some quality family time. We have to learn to be in control of our time and not waste it or allow it to be stolen from us. 

The Take Away:

God intended for us to work but not to become workaholics. We are supposed to be productive and use our gifts and talents, but still have time for our families, for God, and for our friends. It’s possible to work hard and have time to make a life, and not just make a living!

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Stop Fighting, Start Stewarding

It’s time to stop fighting over money with your spouse and start stewarding what you have.

There is a powerful biblical principle when you do this. When two or more get in agreement [Matthew 18:19] great things are possible.

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The Take Away:

Ignoring what God’s Word says about our money is a wrong step. Money (and its management) can be a point of contention in marriage, but when we follow God’s Word we can avoid the common pitfalls! Let’s stop complaining and start stewarding what we have. Stewarding what we have means getting a budget and knowing where things need to go.

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Friday Funny: Let’s Play Kissy-Face

Marriage is a team sport. It takes both parties to work together to be effective.

In today’s Friday Funny, Joe shares how he finally figured out that “Women do what they HAVE to do…. And Men do what they WANT.”   Not that it should be that way…. But a lot of times it is.

Joe shares how he finally figured out that helping in the kitchen can go a long way towards a romantic marriage! 

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