I am Loved

May 19, 2019 - May 27, 2019

We need to upgrade our identity 

A mother’s love for her children is one of the strongest and most
mysterious forces in the world.
It carries her through the pain of childbirth.
It washes over her face as she smiles at her baby for the first time.
It endures through exhausting days and sleepless nights, over the course
of months and years. It is nurturing, faithful, protective, and sacrificial.

Isaiah 66:12–13 NKJV
For thus says the Lord:
“Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river,
And the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream. Then you shall feed; On
her sides shall you be carried, And be dandled on her knees. 13 As one
whom his mother comforts, So I will comfort you; And you shall be
comforted in Jerusalem.”

A Mother’s Love Is Nurturing.

1 Peter 2:2–3 NKJV
as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may
grow thereby, 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

A Mothers Love Is Contagious.

1 John 4:18–19 NKJV
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear
involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
19 We love Him because He first loved us.

Ephesians 5:1–2 NKJV
Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ
also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to
God for a sweet-smelling aroma.

A Mother’s Love Is Protective.

With her infant, a mother is always on alert, waking up at the slightest
sound, caring during times of sickness, guarding against potential harm. As
the infant grows into childhood and, later, adolescence, she remains alert
and continues to be protective.

When a mother protects her children,

Psalm 18:2–3 NKJV
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies.

Joshua 1:9 ESV
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be
frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you
wherever you go.”

A Mother’s Love Is Faithful.

It stays up late nights with a screaming baby, days and weeks and months
on end. It endures exhausting days of changing diapers and cleaning
messes. It patiently persists in innumerable and unmentionable ways, even
when no thanks are given in return.

Numbers 23:19 NKJV
God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent.
Has He said, and will He not do?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

A Mother’s Love Believes The Best

“I ask you, who was greater. Thomas A. Edison or his mother?”
One day Thomas Edison came home and gave a paper to his mother. He
told her, “My teacher gave this paper to me and told me to only give it to
my mother.”“

A mother’s love is sacrificial.

More than anything, a mother’s love is sacrificial. A mother stretches herself
literally and metaphorically, from the time of conception until the twilight of
her own life. A mother never stops being a mother.

A Jewish proverb says, “A mother understands what a child does not say.”