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Dear Mom: How Prayer Changed A Family
by KeithWommack
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Apr 18, 2012 | 386 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
A mother called. She'd just learned she was going to have a 4th child.

Each of her deliveries had been a struggle. She felt inadequate as a mother to the three children she already had, and now she and the rest of her family felt totally unprepared for another child. She asked me to pray.

I told her I would, however, I didn't pray about whether this child was a necessary addition to the family, or even whether she could handle another child. My prayer was more along the lines of cherishing the spiritual value and purpose of each of God’s children.

Then, as I prayed, a message came to my thought. I wrote it down:

Dear Mom,

Be still. Fear not. You are not responsible for my life. I exist to express eternal Life and Love, our Father-Mother God. You did not create me. I am God’s self-expression, His fullness revealing Himself in a way that you can understand. I am here to show you that you are not weak. You express the supreme strength of Spirit. God’s capacity for good and abilities for joy flow endlessly through you and all that you do. I am here to show you that our Life is for loving and that our Love always has life. My presence can cause you no pain or sorrow, for I reveal God’s unending love for you. Smile! God has blessed me through you, and He is blessing you through me.

Lovingly,

Your dear one

I sent the letter to the mother. She posted it on her refrigerator door. Soon, the entire family began to change. They acted like a family again, supporting one another, loving each other. The parents began to embrace the idea of this lovely addition to the family.When it came time for the baby’s birth, the mother had only a 4-hour delivery (compared to the 18-plus hours of her other deliveries). Their new son quickly became the center of attention. The husband found new joy in taking care of the children, and the woman’s confidence as a mother increased.


When perplexed, listen. You just might hear, "Be still. Fear not."


– Keith Wommack is a Syndicated Columnist, Christian Science practitioner and teacher, husband, and step-dad. He is a legislative liaison for spiritual healing & Christian Science in Texas. He has been described as a spiritual spur (since every horse needs a little nudge now and then). Keith’s syndicated columns originate at: http://texashealthblog.com/
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