Monday, 14 October 2013

A Twist on Honour your Mother!

A while back I was asked to guest post and write about a "legacy" left to me and my Mom came to mind.

  • My Mom had me "Christened" as was the done thing to do in her day, and
  • She dropped me off at Sunday school from the time I was 7 or 8 years old.

She wasn't even (and still isn't) a Christian!

Now that is God!  My Mom only goes to church for births, deaths and weddings!  My Dad was also not a believer either.  In fact, he did not want to know anything about church or God.  

But.... because my Mom dropped me off at Sunday School every Sunday (and keep in mind she worked full-time so this was a sacrifice for her), I became a Christian as a young teen.  This changed my life.  My brother followed suit and he too is a Christian today.

When I met my husband we were both a little lukewarm in the Christian department at the time.  We chose to go back to church, rededicated our lives to Christ, got engaged, married young (I was 19 and he was 24) and now 25 years later, we still serve the Lord.  Our two daughters serve the Lord (for which I am truly grateful), and they date guys who serve the Lord, for which I too am truly grateful!

A mother's gift? Love of the Lord
All because my Mom, a non-believer, dropped me off at Sunday School every Sunday.  Yes, she was used of God!  Yes, she was part of His plan for me.  So I feel, because of her sacrifice and faithfulness to deliver me to church every Sunday (and Friday and Saturday - thanks Mom), I believe the legacy left to me or given to me, is the best one, the only one!  I have eternal life, through Christ Jesus because of my Mom's faithfulness.



In honour of her I will continue to pray for her salvation so that she too will experience the love and grace of the Lord.

Exod 20 v 12:  Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

My encouragement to you is never think the things you do for your children go unnoticed or unrewarded.  My Mom's efforts got me saved and she does not even understand that.  As Christian moms your efforts have great spiritual value and in time you will see that.

God bless
Tracy

Linking with these lovely ladies this week:


(This was a previous guest post over at Shari's blog)

9 comments:

  1. Boy, Tracy, this was great. I will pray that God reaches your mom's heart, just like He reached yours. And I really appreciated the encouraging words about how the things we do for our children (even if they're all grown up) never goes unnoticed. I needed to hear that today.

    GOD BLESS!

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  2. This is beautiful, Tracy. My mom is not a believer, but because she took me to church each Sunday (because it was what you were supposed to do), I became acquainted with Jesus. Then, as I grew older, I got to know Him on a personal level and for that I am so thankful!

    Blessings, Joan

    P.S. I'm still not giving up on my mom...she's 90 now and I have to believe that something sunk in over the years! God knows her heart, and I am trusting Him!

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  3. What a wonderful tribute to your mom! What a great perspective. Coming over from SDG.

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  4. Thank you for your perspective on honoring your parents.You have been given such a gift. I will pray for your mom so her path will one day cross with Jesus' path. Blessings to you. Coming over from Rachel Wojo today!
    Mary

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  5. Tracy, what a great story and a great legacy. Prayers abound for your mom and her salvation! I'd love for you to link up this story of what God has done for you on my blog (www.hollybarrett.org) for Testimony Tuesday. Thanks again for sharing!

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  6. Thank you Tracy for honoring your Mother here at "Tell Me a Story." I have a friend whose Dad would not give his "Christian" wife the benefit of knowing he was a believer, because she nagged and hounded him to attend church with her. When she died, he was free to express his faith to his daughter, and begin to attend church. Some are so secret in their faith that it makes us angry. Perhaps your Mom is similar and very private in her faith. I pray that her eyes will be open to see Jesus in YOU and your daughters and understand the importance of confessing Christ as Lord...

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  7. Thank you Tracy for such a wonderful testimony and honor to your dear mother. I pray that she will soon be saved. What a sad thing if she wasn't after what she has done for you and your brother. Have a most wonderful week, sweet friend.

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  8. I don't know if it's legal to do this or not, but I'm going to drop on here the bit I shared re: how the Lord used my ungodly family to put me in church when I was 12 and how it changed my life. I didn't come to the Lord until I was 20, and was headed for serious trouble, early death, if He had not done it. But I sure understand. Think you'd understand and might like this.

    Bless you.

    http://caryjo-roadrunner.blogspot.com/2012/09/pastor-hultgren.html

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  9. OH. One more thing. My mother came to the Lord when she was 80, after 60 years of alcoholism. My dad came to the Lord when he was about 59, and died when he was 65. That was nearly 30 years ago. My mom died when she was 90-1/2. And, as awful as their marriage was and horrific as their way of parenting, they are in heaven together. Anyhow, depending on your parent's situations, ages, etc., if MY parents could come to the Lord [if I could] anyone can. So, hope that gives you HOPE!

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