by Kenneth W. Hagin
“From my mother I learned the value of prayer, how to have dreams and believe I could make them come true” –Ronald Reagan
Thank God for mothers! A mother's faith can produce a godly legacy that affects generations to come.
There are two aspects to a mother's faith. First, she believes what God said in His Word. And, second, she believes in her children. Our mothers believe in us even when we don't believe in ourselves.
My mom used to tell me, "Ken, it doesn't matter what anyone else says. I believe in you, and with God's help, you can do whatever you want to do!" I wouldn't be preaching today if it weren't for my mother.
Mothers have the privilege of bringing new life into the world, but they are also uniquely equipped to nurture and help a child grow. A mother's influence on her children is far greater than even she may realize.
If you are a mother and you are wondering if your good example has taught your children anything, I want to assure you that it has. I want to encourage you to keep up the good work. Your faith is more powerful than you think!
A mother's faith can propel children to do things they never thought possible. A mother's faith in her child can cause him to succeed where he would otherwise fail. That is why it is so important for moms to believe in their children and speak positive, faith-filled words over them.
Did you know that if it had not been for a mother, we may not have electric lights today! When Thomas Edison was a young boy, his teacher sent him home with a note that said, "Your child is dumb; we can't do anything for him."
Mrs. Edison wrote back, "You do not understand my boy. I will teach him myself."
She did—and the results were world-changing!
Where would we be without the love, prayers, and support of our mothers? Let's thank God for them today!
Check out this book, The Price Is Not Greater Than God's Grace, from Kenneth W. Hagin's own mother, Oretha Hagin.