Mothers for Prodigals

Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Heart of Relationship

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21 (NIV)

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23 (NASB)

Synonymous words? 
A kindred connection in meaning, in life?   
A wellspring of emotions, bubbling over.

To live with the heart of both mother and child,
To be the heart between a mother and child,
Forms sentiment linked in love and affection
Or bound by loathing and regret.
Relationship reveals the depths of the heart. 

A mother’s sweet care caresses the soul,
Creating an alliance with goodness and grace.
While a mother’s rejection hardens the spirit,
Stifling the worth of a creature of God.

To nurture a child generates work beyond measure,
Provision, education, protection, guidance,
Relentless hours of selfless sacrifice.
Will the love be returned for all time?

Life offers options,
Choices become reality.
Selection determines the health of a heart.

Mother or child, it matters not,
Decisions affect the core of both souls. 
Selfless living pours forth joy.
Heartache surges from selfishness.
Heartfelt matters influence the quality of life.

Complete connection!
A wellspring of life, accomplished and full.

No matter your lot in life,
Whether blessed by a mother’s love
Or stressed from its lack,
Whether seeing her now 
Or later in eternity,
You are loved.

Single, married, or mother of multiples,
It matters not because……
You are loved.

The Maker of all things took great care to uniquely create you.
And He, the Name about all names, desires a personal relationship with you. 
Lord God Almighty yearns to nurture your heart, wounded or blessed.
Whatever its condition,
Heavenly Father loves you with a passion. 

Regardless of your life’s position, accomplishments, neglects, even sins,
He yearns to fill your heart to overflowing with His mercy and grace, peace and strength.
Give your created heart to the God who made it,
The One who died to heal it.
His name is Jesus.

Allow its beating to synchronize with His.
He’ll fill the holes until your soul is whole.
When your heart becomes His, You’ll never be the same.
Joy’s overflow will refresh life’s journey
Until heaven is a reality.

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Psalm 139:23 (NIV)

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Psalm 105:3 (NIV)

For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV)

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalm 28:7 (NIV)


  1. Very beautiful, you have captured every heart that God created in this one. Love your heart for God's Word and His insights. I am blessed to know you or rather the Christ in you. Happy Mother's Day to you. You have practice what you share....wonderful!!

  2. Thank you so much, Johnnie. To Him be the glory!