A Praying Mother Has Sincere Faith
Paul wrote to Timothy, “I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also” (2 Timothy 1:5). The sincere faith Timothy experienced was an extension of being raised by a godly mother named Eunice and a godly grandmother named Lois. Their influence led to his openness to the good news of Jesus under the teaching of the apostle Paul.
The battle for our children’s lives is waged on our knees. When we don’t pray, it’s like sitting on the sidelines watching our children in a war zone getting shot at from every angle. When we do pray, we’re in the battle alongside them, appropriating God’s power on their behalf. If we also declare the Word of God in our prayers, then we wield a powerful weapon against which no enemy can prevail.
Pastor Bobby Bledsoe of City Reach Network is a former drug addict and was addicted to heroin and crack cocaine. He would sneak out of his house buy drugs and go to local motels to get high. His mother knew he was addicted and she was completely heartbroken. But she refused to give up on her son so she prayed and prayed. She would pray he would get too sick to get high. And sure enough Bobby would get horribly ill, but still carry on with the drugs.
She would tell him what she was doing and he would just yell at her to leave him alone. But she refused to give up and she told him that God sent her a message and one day he would become a pastor and stop using drugs. He knew she has lost it. Until one day he decided to follow his mom to church.
He figured he would just prove her wrong. But the Lord spoke to him and brought him to his knees. he accepted the Lord and and his life was forever changed. This is the power of a praying mother. All of you out there who are praying for someone hurting, don’t give up!