In Touch Daily Devotional
by Dr. Charles Stanley
May 8, 2007 – Ways to Honor Our Mother – 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
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Many of us know the blessing of a mother who always wanted the best for her family. She offered physical care, emotional support, encouragement, and protection. God desires that we honor mothers throughout their lives. Consider three simple ways:
First, help her cheerfully. Mom appreciates helpers with a good attitude. But she also values their companionship. The family’s willingness to spend time with Mother while she carries out her tasks will bring her joy. As children become adults, it’s important they find ways of making her a regular part of their lives.
Second, treat her kindly. Kind sons and daughters desire to meet Mom’s needs in thoughtful, sensitive ways. Young children can do this through respectful speech and obedient actions. Adults can demonstrate respect by hugging and expressing how much they love their mother. They can also show care through acts of service. Families who live far apart still need to identify opportunities to assist her. Remember, the older Mother becomes, the more help she’ll need.
Third, provide for her generously. Ever notice how easily pleased some mothers are? Since she wants her husband and children to have what they desire, Mom often willingly accepts what’s left over. But honoring a mother means meeting her needs first, giving more than the little she expects, and offering your very best.
Our heavenly Father helps us whenever we ask and treats us with infinite kindness. He provides generously for us. Let’s do the same for our moms.
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