LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, BLESS EVERY MOTHER WITH RENEWED FAITH, STEADFAST COURAGE, AN IRON WILL, A VELVET GLOVE...AND A PURE HEART.
FOR YOUR SON, JESUS, THE CHRIST, TEACHES US, " FROM THE OVERFLOW OF THE HEART, THE MOUTH SPEAKS: THE GOOD WILL BRING GOOD THINGS - OUT OF - THE GOOD STORED INSIDE HIM / HER. LIKEWISE, THE EVIL WILL BRING EVIL THINGS - OUT OF - THE EVIL STORED IN HIM / HER. "
THE MOUTH IS THE SOURCE OF SPEECH - AND REVELATION. THE WORDS WE SPEAK, REVEAL WHO - AND WHAT - WE TRULY ARE.
THE LORD GAVE US THE POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH - BLESSING OR CURSING - IN OUR TONGUES!
HOW MANY CHILDREN -OR GROWN MEN AND WOMEN- DO YOU SEE THESE DAYS, WHOSE TONGUES ARE LIKE POISONOUS VIPERS? WHO SPEW FILTH AND FOUR-LETTER WORDS ALL OVER YOU, IN JUST A NORMAL CONVERSATION? C'MON!
THIS ALL BEGAN WITH THE MOTHER...WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN AUTHORITY - BY THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE, HIMSELF! - TO DICTATE THAT USING FOUL LANGUAGE IS UNACCEPATABLE!
YOU CERTAINLY KNOW THE OLD SAYING, "THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE RULES THE WORLD!"
WELL, IT'S TRUE...IT IS OUR GOD-GIVEN AUTHORITY, AND AS WITH ANY AUTHORITY, COMES THE RESPONSIBILITY, OF SEEING IT IS CARRIED OUT, ACCORDING TO THE LETTER OF THE INSTRUCTION...WHICH IS, THE BOOK, THAT TELLS US EXACTLY WHAT THE CREATOR HAS TO SAY, ABOUT THE AUTHORITY HE HAS GIVEN TO US MOTHERS!
IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, I FELL IN LOVE WITH A SCRIPTURE FROM ISAIAH 54:13 ...And all thy children shall be taught of The LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children."
We CAN help our children find peace......if we are willing to teach them God's ways, and make them [God's ways] our own.
YOU SURELY REMEMBER BEING A TEENAGER, AND RECOGNIZING ALL HYPOCRITES [snap!] JUST LIKE THAT!
WE DESPISED ANYBODY WHO TOLD US ONE THING AND DID ANOTHER....
FAST FORWARD, LADIES....ARE YOUR OWN CHILDREN - OR WORSE -GRANDCHILDREN - WITNESSING HYPOCRISY IN YOU? IT IS NO LESSER AN EVIL NOW, THAN IT WAS BACK THEN............
WHO CAN THEY TRUST, IF NOT THEIR OWN MOTHER OR GRANDMA!
WE NOW ARE WITNESSING THE MOST VILE-MOUTHED AND DISRESPECTFUL HUMANS I HAVE EVER SEEN...IT MUST BE THAT WE ARE LIVING IN THE DAYS OF NOAH!
IT ALL GOES BACK TO THE MOTHERS. TEACH YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS THAT IT IS NEVER OKAY TO SPEAK LIKE THAT.
FILTHY, COARSE SPEECH DEFILES THE SPEAKER AND DEMORALIZES THE HEARER!
MEN - OR WOMEN - WHO RAIL THIS SPEW OF SEWAGE AT MEN - OR WOMEN -AND CHILDREN, BECAME THIS WAY BECAUSE IT WAS DONE TO THEM.
HEAR ME! AT THE MOMENT OF THIS ABUSE, THE TRAUMA CHANGED WHO THEY WERE...AND THEY BEGAN TO BECOME THE ASSAILANT.
NO ONE STOPPED IT...AND NOW, THEY CARRY THE BLACKENED MURDEROUS RAGE INSIDE THAT COMES OUT...AS BLACKENED MURDEROUS RAGE.
NO HUMAN WAS CREATED TO BE THE RECIPIENT OF ABUSE, VERBAL OR OTHERWISE.
BUT JUST THINK, HOW INCREDIBLE - AND WHOLESOME -THE NEXT GENERATIONS WOULD BECOME, if THE MOTHERS would once again, BEGIN TO NURTURE AND TEACH ...instead of abandoning their duties to the TV AND OTHER MEDIA SOURCES, WHICH BRING IN ALL THE WAYS OF THE WORLD [REMEMBER, LADIES, FATHER GOD GAVE satan POWER OVER THE AIR WAVES!]
*I must run now, to meet the day and prepare for the Mother's Day Celebration lying ahead of me......Just to let you know, I do not speak in vain, one of our own adult sons, just came home for a visit.......forgetting where he was - and with whom - he was speaking, he used a very crass term I do not condone.
The first use, I winced [give me grace, LORD] Later, the second use, I gritted my teeth. Upon the third use, I boldly [iron will] but softly [velvet glove] AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, FROM A HEART OF LOVE!, turned and addressed him, "Son, please do not speak like that in front of me." His hand flew to his mouth, "Oops!" and he had the grace to blush...and say, "Sorry, MOM." [it was NOT a four-letter word; just a crude term the young people use without thinking]
It all begins at birth..."train your children up - in the way they should go - and when they are grown, they will not depart from it...."
Men, if any of you are reading this, and you have a wife or mother, a daughter - who has a clean and pure mouth, and who uses it for good - towards you and your children, grandchildren - and all others, in general - run to her! and thank God for her! For from the mouth...come the issues of the heart...and YOU, SIR, are doing a fine job, too!
for me, personally, the males outnumber the females 2 to 1! a lot of teaching going on here...at all times! ~ love rhonda