…Older women, likewise, are to be reverent in their behavior, not slanderers or addicted to much wine, but teachers of good. In this way they can train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, managers of their households, kind, and subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be discredited.…Titus 2:3-5
Mother’s Day was Sunday so I just want to say, if you had a praying mother, give thanks. She was one of God’s gifts to you. And if you didn’t, give thanks to the Christian woman who taught you to pray, because I bet there was one.
One of the things I learned on my Via de Cristo weekend is, we are all leaders because we all influence others. I am a shy, private person so even as an active Christian, I never thought of myself as a leader. The Bible tells us otherwise. In the quote above we learn that we are constantly teaching others through our life and our behavior. Did you know that when people are asked who has had the greatest influence on their spiritual life, the most common answer given is “my mother”? I bet grandmothers and other older women are in that mix as well. Did you know that the Bible says many husbands are ” won over without words by the behavior of their wives”?(1 Peter 2:1)
If you are not a mother or wife, you can still teach someone about prayer. I challenge you to watch War Room (mentioned in one of Beth Ann’s posts) to see “passing it on” in action. Each of us can and should be a mentor to someone else.
In the meantime, think about who taught you to pray. Was it your mother, your grandmother, your Sunday School teacher, your friend? Please comment, I am waiting to hear your answer.
God loves you and so do I!
I most certainly have a praying mother!! Thanks mom for always being a spiritual role model to me, and for always encouraging me and my husband to follow the lord’s path for us! Love you :))
Dear Kate, Thanks for the encouragement. You were blessed to have many praying women from our church in your life. Remember your first SS teacher, you called “Aunt Puff”? She wrote to you even after they moved away. Also Mary, Cindy, Susan , Hope ….