by Jerry Watts

Characteristics of a Godly Mother
Jerry Watts
Exodus 1:22-2:4

Years ago Jeff Foxworthy launch a career with the thought, ''You might be a redneck if.'' (you ever cut your grass and found your car, you own a home that is mobile and five cars that aren't) Well, I read this; You KNOW you're a mom WHEN

The kids are fighting and you threaten to lock them in a room together and not let them out until someone's bleeding!
Popsicles become a food staple.
Your favorite TV show is a cartoon.
Your baby's pacifier falls on the floor and you give it back to her, after you suck the dirt off of it because you're too busy to wash it off.
You're so desperate for adult conversation that you spill your guts to the telemarketer that calls and HE hangs up on YOU!
Spit is your number one cleaning agent.

Being a mother is an awesome responsibility and a difficult job. With the rising demand on a Mother's time and resources, sometimes it is easy to forget how tough it is. That is, until you see a 'bad mother.' We don't want to talk about this, but like it or not, not every mother is a good and godly mother. In fact, I read this week some testimonies about bad mothers. We won't review all of them, but I share that one testimony was, ''My mother never showed me physical affection. As I grew up every time someone touched me I flinched because I was so unaccustomed to it. When I was older I was in a near fatal car wreck. When my mom arrived on the scene she ran over to me and I hugged her. She pushed me away. It's taken me years to learn that I am a good person and I deserve to be loved and hugged.'' Honestly, being a Mom is demanding.

My heart today is to take our story, and in a very practical way, encourage mothers everywhere that you are or can be, not just a GOOD Mother, but a godly mother.

Before getting to the story, let me encourage all women to embrace your God-given characteristic which you can offer your family. It is affection. Wives and Moms - have you ever ...

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