True Value of a Mother
Pastor David Crammer • Sunday May 14, 2023
The hand that rocks the cradle usually is attached to someone who isn’t getting enough sleep.” – John Fiebig
Proverbs 31:10–27 NKJV
“I’d like to be the ideal mother, but I’m too busy raising my kids.”
“Motherhood is full of frustrations and challenges… but eventually they move out.”
1. Be You
Don’t Compare2 Corinthians 10:12–13 NLTOh, don’t worry; we wouldn’t dare say that we are as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But they are only comparing themselves with each other, using themselves as the standard of measurement. How ignorant!
13 We will not boast about things done outside our area of authority. We will boast only about what has happened within the boundaries of the work God has given us, which includes our working with you.
Teddy Roosevelt once said “comparison is the thief of joy.”
Colossians 2:9–10 NKJV
For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
2. Power of Focus
– David O. McKay
2 Corinthians 4:17–18 NIV
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
3. Press Forward
– Your prayers are effective.
Philippians 1:9–11 NKJV
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, 10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Galatians 4:18–19 NKJV
But it is good to be zealous in a good thing always, and not only when I am present with you. 19 My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you,
Philippians 2:13 NKJV
for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
4. Give Her Praise
Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her: 29 “Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.” 30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates.