Mother’s Day represents a time to reflect on what our Moms have done for us.

Mom short for Mother is something we take for granted but the Lord NEVER overlooks the service these Domestic Engineers and blesses them while they do for the family as they do it as unto the Lord.

 A God fearing Mother, Grandmother and Aunts has an influence that we also take for granted. There are many women in the Bible that are not great masculine warriors but are courage’s warriors through Faith in the Lord.

 A mom’s job is more than just cleaning, cooking and raising up children but most importantly through these daily routines that the Lord is in everything she does. A living Faith! This is a warriors faith. A faith that doesn’t give up but keeps on keeping on.

I have several examples of some beautiful women that through their daily routine you will find that these wise Heroines are operating in Faith and can teach us something this morning:

  • Cleaning (Luke 10:41 – Martha busy and serving Jesus)
  • Cooking (1 Kings 17:10-15 – Faith in the Lord for providing a meal is always a mothers concern)
  • Child Rearing (2 Timothy 1:5-7– Paul reminding Timothy of the Faith that was introduced to him through his Mother and Grandmother.)
    • 4.Timothy was still a young man, but he was already making a mark for the Gospel because of his mother’s and grandmother’s commitment to nurturing him in the faith.
      5.These 2 mothers had prepared the ground for his conversion from childhood. This is especially significant when you realize Timothy’s father was a Gentile, and probably an unbeliever.
      6.•Lois and Eunice both realized the importance of raising Timothy in a Godly home.
      2 Timothy. 3:14-17
    • Other Duties such as PRAYING and Trusting in the Lord:
      • A mom’s most powerful tool is prayer. Moms are not able to be there at the side of your little ones at all times and developing a strong relationship with the Lord through prayer will strengthen a mom. 

 1 Sam 1:19- 2:10
19 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the Lord , and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the Lord  remembered her.
20 Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the Lord .
21 And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer unto the Lord  the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.
22 But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her husband, I will not go up until the child be weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appear before the Lord , and there abide for ever.
23 And Elkanah her husband said unto her, Do what seemeth thee good; tarry until thou have weaned him; only the Lord  establish his word. So the woman abode, and gave her son suck until she weaned him.
24 And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a bottle of wine, and brought him unto the house of the Lord  in Shiloh: and the child was young.
25 And they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli.
26 And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the Lord .
27 For this child I prayed; and the Lord  hath given me my petition which I asked of him:
28 Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord ; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord . And he worshipped the Lord  there.

2:1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the Lord , mine horn is exalted in the Lord : my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.
2 There is none holy as the Lord : for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.
3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord  is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.
5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.
6 The Lord  killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.
7 The Lord  maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.
8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord 's, and he hath set the world upon them.
9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
10 The adversaries of the Lord  shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the Lord  shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.

The story of Samuel begins quietly, not with a great warrior coming onto the scene, but with the Faithful prayer of a woman who wants to be a mother.

The underlying message of the book is as in many other places in the Bible, that faith and trust in God are more important than any trust we place in human beings-even powerful human beings (Psalms 118:8). Hannah’s prayers for a child, her absolute faith in God’s plan and her willingness to be a part of it, however she can, resonate as the kings and warriors begin to enter the stage. Without her faith there can be no Story.

The Greatest story of them all started with a faithful woman.

A young unmarried girl who became pregnant risked disaster, unless her fiancé had merried her. If not, she would have suffered rejecting not only from her fiancé but her kin and as much as her parents. The possibility of here becoming a begger on the streets or much worse a women of the streets, a prostitute, in order to sustain life. On top of this she risked the possibility to be depicted as a crazy person, claiming that she became pregnant by a Holy Spirit.

In Faith she submitted to the Lord.

Luke 1:30-38
30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.