2 Kings 2:1-25 | Mother’s Day

2 Kings 2:1-25 | Mother’s Day

2 Kings 2:9Vintage message from Mother’s Day on May 14, 2000.

The best moms, the very best moms, are the ones who accept God’s responsibility that’s laid on them, regardless of the recognition they receive, and they raise their [children], and then turn them free and allow those children to become what God has called them to be… The best moms are the ones who allow for their children to be handed over to the care of God; to be raised, then, by the love and strength and character of God…

I have to ask the question: where is your heart? Where is my heart? How are we going to raise our children? Might our children be the next prophet that stands up in the face of a wicked king, in the face of a godless nation, and say it is time to turn your hearts back to God? Might our children be the ones that face a persecution from a godless nation that might even take their lives, as we know is now happening all over the world? It takes great character to step back and say, “God, my children are Your children. I want my children to be what You want them to be.” Have you ever said that of your children? Do you spend time in prayer, “I want my children, Lord, to be what You want them to be.”

It’s far more important that we understand and learn and live within the power of God’s Word, and that we raise our children to know and live within the power of God’s Word…

Are you willing to raise your kids to know and love God, and are you willing, then, to step back and say, “God, they now belong to You. I want no recognition. I want no pat on the back. Lord, You take my child and You make them to be what You want them to be.” And I believe that, if you will do that, we will see a lot more Elijahs and Elishas in our nation. We will see men and women who are willing to stand up and proclaim the power through the Word of God, to reveal God for Who He is and the love that He has, even if it means their death…

How will our children respond when they meet godly people? And, how will people respond when they meet our godly children? I think these are important questions that we should ask ourselves. Are we prepared as parents, are you prepared as moms, to allow for your children, even if it is unpopular, even if it is difficult, even if it breaks your heart, are you willing to allow your children to grow up to know and love and be used by the God Who created them? Are we willing to turn our children over to the Lord Jesus Christ just as we have turned our lives over to the Lord Jesus Christ, to allow the power of His Holy Spirit and transform us and conform us into His will and use us as He would?

Pastor Dave Elkins