THE POWER OF A MOTHER’S FAITH
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THE POWER OF A MOTHER’S FAITH

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THE POWER OF A MOTHER’S FAITH

THE FAITH OF A MOTHER

A Mother’s faith has tremendous power to affect the life of her child for good. I am always reminded by God of how my faith working by love is so important in the destinies of my children; if I would dare to put it to work. And many times I think of how some mothers have influenced their children, stirred them up, and inspired them into their destinies.
There are so many mothers who have inspired their children to greatness through their faith, four of such mothers have greatly inspired me to work my faith in the lives of my children. Let me tell you about them and how…

THE SHUNAMITE WOMAN

She had gone without a child for as long as she had been married. It had been so long that she had either forgotten she needed a child or she had just given up on bearing her own child, hence when asked by Elisha for something He could do for her she said “With my relatives nearby, I have everything I need.”
Anyway, Elisha prophecies and she bears a son and when he was grown he dies from what looks like a headache. What does the dad say? “Take him to his mother”. (Another topic entirely)
And what does this mother do, she didn’t scream, she didn’t give up and bury the child. She took him and laid him on the bed in the room she built for Elisha while she got ready go to the prophet in spite of her husband’s discouraging words. She simply responded, “It is well”.
Even when Gehazi asked what the matter was, she responded, “It is well”.
She refused to go without Elisha, believing that her boy would come back to life, and come back to life he did!
2 Kings 4
I refuse to give up on my children, everything that the enemy wants to kill in their lives, I resist! I will put my faith to work for life for them.

JOCHEBED

In a time when all male children from two years and under were being killed, Jochebed and her husband Aram by faith hid their son Moses for three months. When it was no longer safe to keep him, Jochebed made a basket with bulrushes, slime and pitch but full of faith and put it to sail by the brink of a river, trusting that God will keep her boy.
The Bible says that both parents saw that Moses was a beautiful, proper, and goodly child. They knew there was greatness in him that needed to be preserved so they pitched their faith in God against the king’s orders.
And look what God did through Moses, because of his mother (and father)’s faith!
Exodus 2: 1-10, Hebrews 11:23
I see greatness in my children, I know they were born for a purpose, I know they are instruments in God’s hands. I will pray, speak and trust God to preserve the seed of greatness in them. I will not allow the system and god of this world to steal, kill or destroy their destinies!

MARY

God told her so many things about her child and she believed them. The Bible said she never stopped thinking about them; she took the word of God concerning her son and his destiny to heart. She considered all the events surrounding the birth of her son and did not take them lightly. Luke 2:19
When at a wedding reception in Cana, a village in Galilee, the party had developed a hiccup because they ran out of wine; she remembered the greatness prophesied over her son. She remembered that he was no ordinary child and there was an unusual ability in him. She put her faith to work.
She told the servants to meet Jesus and do whatsoever he tells them to do.
Jesus said it was not time yet, but his mother’s faith was too strong for him to resist, (God cannot say no to a genuine and importunate faith) he went ahead and performed his very first miracle. And it all happened because of his mother’s faith.
John 2:1-9
I will ensure that I work my faith to cause my children to reach out from within and draw from their God-given abilities. I will not just watch them, I will by my faith, love, and words of encouragement cause them to seize every opportunity God gives to them.

MRS. SONYA CARSON

She had to leave her husband when she discovered he was a bigamist. Her two boys were only 8 and 10 years old. She was very poor, worked 2 to 3 jobs, was not educated and could not read. But she had faith in God and she worked her faith.
She worked for the rich and lived amongst the poor and she was the inspiration for her boys’ success in their education and their lives. She taught her boys that anything was possible; she cut down TV hours for her boys to only two programs a week, made them read books from the library (And they developed love for reading), and prayed for them.
Ben Carson rose from being “A very ill- tempered boy” and “The Dumbest Kid In The World” to becoming “ The first black to be the head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital”, “ One of the youngest people to ever hold such a position” and “The first surgeon to separate craniopagus twins”
All of these happened because of His mother’s faith, Sonya’s faith caused her boys to rise out of shame and poverty to live out their mother’s belief and teaching that anything was possible, that they could become great in future despite their past and present.
I will teach my children to dream big, work on their God-given gifts and rise to become influencers, problem solvers and great helpers in God’s kingdom and their world.
Calling out to all mothers … and fathers, all intending mothers …and intending fathers… “Work your faith for the destinies of your children”!

Will you do something with this?
Share your thoughts in the comment box further down.
Copyright© Ugochi Oritsejolomisan 2013

 

 

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan
teshuva7@gmail.com

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a mentor, encourager and influencer. She writes to inspire you to live a full life. Ugochi lives in Canada with her husband Benson and their children; Joshua, Joseph and Josiah.

30 Comments
  • Unyime-Ivy King
    Posted at 14:08h, 25 February

    This are beautifully illustrated examples from the manual of our faith-the Bible, and also from a mother in our own generation that we can also relate with. Have you ever seen someone attempt to touch chickens when the mother hen is nearby? She flies at the person as if her life depends on it. That is the true worth of a mother. She never stops believing; she never stops praying/trusting, and she never stops hoping and giving. Truly, a godly mother is a child’s greatest treasure, and my prayer is that, God molds me to become such a mother for my four fledglings. Thanks for sharing this sister.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 14:40h, 04 March

      Amen sister! My prayer too!
      Thanks for coming by and have a super blessed day!
      Love

  • Katherines Corner
    Posted at 03:55h, 25 February

    What a beautiful post honoring His words and the faith of Mothers. thank you for sharing your wonderful post at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 14:39h, 04 March

      My pleasure as always Katie!
      Have a super blessed day!
      Love

  • Vicki M. Taylor
    Posted at 18:56h, 24 February

    You did an outstanding job capturing the faith of mothers. I loved what you wrote. Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed day!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 14:38h, 04 March

      Thanks a lot Vicki, have a super blessed day!
      Love

  • Mia De Vries
    Posted at 15:19h, 24 February

    Hi Ugochi
    What an incredible post on the influence of mothers. Thank you!
    Much love
    Mia

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 17:51h, 24 February

      Thanks Mia!
      Have a super blessed day!
      Love

  • Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady
    Posted at 14:01h, 24 February

    Hi Ugochi! Your writing is profound & most purposeful. I am not a Mother, but I appreciate my own Mother’s faith as she lived a very different childhood than the one she afforded me. SN: When I got my SITS notification with your reply, I was like, oh no…she’s going to be disappointed. My devil ref was not what you were thinking, I know but I do appreciate you reading my post & commenting anyway. Have a great rest of the weekend. Peace & Blessings!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 17:50h, 24 February

      Oh yes you caught me there Joi!
      But it was a great read for me, thanks for coming by and leaving this note, have a super blessed day!
      Love

  • kelekia1
    Posted at 07:59h, 24 February

    This really touched my heart. I really try to let the love of Jesus shine through me as a Mom and now a Grandmother. There isn’t a day I am not taking my children and grandchildren to Jesus. There is power in faith and in prayer and I truly believe that God honors a woman of faith. God bless you sister!!! :):):)

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 17:49h, 24 February

      I believe God honours a mother’s faith too Kelekia.
      Thanks for coming by and sharing too, have a super blessed day!
      Love

  • Sherelle
    Posted at 17:39h, 23 February

    There is so much to be said about a mother’s faith. You’ve conveyed it so well here! Mother’s faith latches on their children before they’re even here, and never leaves their side. Great post!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 17:48h, 24 February

      “Mother’s faith latches on their children before they’re even here,” Very true, thanks Sherelle!
      Have a super blessed day!

  • Honeybee Gabriel
    Posted at 17:07h, 23 February

    I love faith story. I love to read the book of faith from author like Kenneth E.Hagin, Andrew Wommack and Paul Yonggi Cho. Thanks for sharing this. This is so inspiring. Keep up the good work.

    Stopping by from SITS.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 17:45h, 24 February

      Thanks Honeybee! I appreciate your coming by and leaving this note, have a super blessed day!
      Love

  • Mothering From Scratch
    Posted at 15:13h, 23 February

    {Melinda} Oh, I love this post. I strive to be that godly mother, passionately praying, believing for my children. Fighting for them. Exhibiting big faith. That is my heart’s desire — fear, busyness, fatigue, frustration get in the way. I have to remember to draw on the power of the Holy Spirit — sometimes every moment.

    Thank you for this inspirational post! Beautiful.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 17:44h, 24 February

      I like “Exhibiting big faith”! But like you many things get in the way for me too, but you wrote the best solution right there, drawing from the Holy Ghost.
      Thanks for coming by Melinda!

  • Kelly Blackwell @ Heres My Take On It
    Posted at 04:32h, 23 February

    I have always loved the story of the Shunamite woman who truly did believe in the power of God and his servant. Children are such a blessed gift. What an honor it is to have the opportunity to care for God’s gifts. I love dropping by your blog Ugochi. You are so very wise and I always learn so much.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 13:09h, 23 February

      It is an honour indeed Kelly, and we all must take it seriously.
      Thanks for coming by Kelly, I am grateful you always get something from here.
      And I always enjoy reading your comments on Teshuva
      Do have a super blessed weekend!
      Love

  • Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait
    Posted at 05:50h, 22 February

    This is probably my favorite post you’ve ever written. The stories really inspired me to do more. Pray even more earnestly for my children, instill an even greater passion for the Lord, offer them even more of my confidence. Our prayers, silent and spoken, really can influence the outcome of our children’s lives.

    Lovely, lovely post!

    XOXO,
    Meredith

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 23:44h, 22 February

      Thanks for the compliments Meredith.
      And I truly agree that: “Our prayers, silent and spoken, really can influence the outcome of our children’s lives.”
      Thanks for coming by, do have a super blessed weekend!
      Love

  • mail4rosey
    Posted at 03:36h, 22 February

    This is a wonderful post, and I’m glad you shared it. When the children get older and start to have questions (if they do) the foundation you’ve put into place, and the praying you do over your children really does come into play. You can just feel it.

    I visit here and already follow. Today I’ve come from Thursday’s Favorite Things. 🙂

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 23:42h, 22 February

      Very true Rosey, the foundation is important.
      Thanks a lot for coming by, have a super blessed weekend!

  • Pamela
    Posted at 19:14h, 21 February

    This is wonderful! I will be sharing this with my mommy friends! I was just saying this yesterday that some people take having children for granted, and do not invest in there lives, but God didnt make no mistake when he gave them to us! We have 5 boys and 1 baby girl, We are raising our boys to be Men of Valor and our daughter to know that the Lord is her father! Thanks again for this!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 23:38h, 22 February

      Great Pamela! It is one of the greatest decisions you have made. Raising children in God’s way does set them up for greatness.
      Thanks a lot for coming by, have a super blessed weekend!

  • Michell Pulliam
    Posted at 17:47h, 21 February

    Awesome Ugochi! Our children are our posterity and how well we invest in their lives will be our legacy to them! We must always remember, God gave them to us to steward over and we must not take the assignment lightly. Thanks so much for sharing my friend! Have a blessed week!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 23:36h, 22 February

      Thanks for coming by, Michell, have a super blessed day!
      Love

  • faithlovejoyhope
    Posted at 19:43h, 21 February

    My two children are grown and living on their own now, one of them married. I hope that I have already instilled in them how to dream big, but if not, I think it is something that we can all learn no matter how old we are.

    Thank you for another great post, Ugochi!

    Blessings!
    ~Anna

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 23:41h, 22 February

      I bet you have, but in case you some fell short, it is never too late to start Anna, at least they can be prayed for since they have all left your home to start up theirs
      Thanks a lot for coming by Anna, have a super blessed weekend!