May 11th 2014-Motherhood and the heart of God

In this Mother’s Day message we honor the ladies as we look at the important connection between personal daughtership with God, motherhood, heaven, and God’s heart.  Ladies, you will be encouraged!! Men, you will know how to better honor the women in your life.

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Motherhood and the heart of God

May 11th, 2014 by Kasey Crawford

Today’s Passages: Isaiah 66:10-13; 65:17-19; Mark 3:31-35


A mother’s goodness is a _______________ of the heart of God.


We are going to visit a passage in scripture that demonstrates for us the motherly heart of God, and this does two things:


  1. It shows that mother’s have been bestowed by God the ___________ of reflecting the heart of God in every act they do.


  1. It expands our understanding of how God wants to be __________.


There is there a time and a season when God wants to meet your needs like a ____________.


“Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn over her. For you will nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing bosom.” For thus says the Lord: “I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried upon her hip and bounced upon her knees. As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted in Jerusalem.”                                                                                               Isaiah 66:10-13

Of all the descriptions of what heaven is going to be like, the one that God chooses to use here is that of the perfect ___________, who meets all of the child’s needs.

But how is heaven this mother to us?

“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you. ”Isaiah 66:13

Because, ________ is that mother to us in heaven.


bounced upon her knees…= God ____________ with us


“joy is the serious business of heaven.” –C.S. Lewis


Adding Isaiah 66:13 you get…

“_____________, __________ joy in the arms of God is the serious business of heaven.”


Do you know how to be _______ ___ _______ with God, as a child does with a mother?


To the Moms….What dignity for you!

God values so highly what you do, that he paints an image of heaven as the perfected mother. So, what you are doing on a day in and day out basis is nothing less than ________________ and _____________ part of the very heart of God to your children.


To all the Ladies…

You (ladies) are all invited to be _______________ mothers in the redeemed ____________ of God that expresses God’s heart to those inside and outside the family. (Mark 3:31-35)



Living as a Disciple in the Kingdom…

What is God saying to you?



What are you going to do about it?



*answers: reflection, dignity, known, mother, mother, God, plays, childlike, joyful, free to play, representing, revealing, redeemed, family

Kasey Crawford