I thank God for His continued mercy, grace, protection, deliverance and FAVORS that He displays in my life. Hence the name of this Blog 'Highly Favored'
What kind of person would I have become without the Mother that God appointed for me? I am not sure, but I am grateful for the person I am because of my Mother.
In High school, my Senior year English class had a lesson on writing rhythmic poems. The topic of my poem was.... 'My Mother' It was such a beautiful and Truthful poem I wish I could find it. I remember some but not all the words but the few lines I remember makes me smile wide and proud. I would post it but don't know where to find it..I'ts been many years since High School.
Moving forward though, there are so many notable things to write about my mom and her influence in my life especially towards God and spiritual matters.
My Mother taught me:
How to pray, not by repeating words, but by demonstrating in her own life over the years, how to tarry in the presence of God in prayer and fasting for a breakthrough.
How to depend on God by being a faithful thither. Even as a single mom, she was faithful in tithing at times even going above the 10%without blinking or second guessing and even now God's window of blessing continues to pour out. I have followed her example and GOD is Faithful concerning His promises. So many testimonies.....One of which is, I never received financial aid or needed student loans nor did I get a scholarship for tuition (undergrad or graduate school). I have up to a Master's degree and no student debt. Praise be to God for his financial blessings and a hard working Mother who was determined that her child would not have school related debt.
How to be a Lady. Ever since a tiny tot, my mom has always taught me how to be a lady (how to sit properly, speak properly, comport myself, etc.) Through the years...individuals seem to be drawn to me, even as a child and the mantle of Favor has followed allowing many doors to open up for me.
Lord I thank you for the Gift of my Mother. She has been a strong tower in my life and without her encouragement, prayers, dedication, example, tears, determination, testimony, expectations, I would not have known how to acknowledge and appreciate you. I would not have amounted, achieved or succeeded. Please continue to teacm me how to honor my Mother in all ways and at all times.
I am Highly Favored.