Mother’s Day

God’s Forgiveness
  • All sin is forgiven, past, present and future – But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sin. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”1 John 1:7-9
  • God is ready to forgive – “For thou, O Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.” – Psalm 86:5
  • God’s forgiveness is wide – The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: Neither will he keep his anger for ever. He hath dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”Psalm 103:8-12
  • God is rich in Mercy – “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 2:4

Why do we bring up forgiveness on Mothers Day?

  • Because maybe, you need to give yourself a break if you don’t think that you are or have been the greatest mother! If you have done wrong confess to God and to others.  But, you are most likely a better mom than you think.
  • Your greatest enemy, the devil, wants you to live in regret, worry and guilt
    • Don’t get caught up in the mental snowball of “what if I would have done things differently”
  • Your 2nd greatest enemy, oftentimes is your own self, buys into the lies of the devil

Where to go from here?

  • Don’t stress trying to be perfect! – Mark 7:32-37
    • “Well” means “excellently, nobly, commendably”.
    • Don’t’ stress under the “pressure” of Proverbs 31:10-31
  • Trust God – Proverbs 3:5-6
    • Worry is the opposite of faith – rest in God
  • Wait on God – Psalm 27:14
    • There is great value in patience
  • Honor your parents – Ephesians 6:2