My How Times Have Changed

Nothing seems off limits or sacred in today’s society. Most say and do whatever they want without regard to protocol or repercussions.  The Barna Trends 2017 report provides shocking insight into the trends in culture today. For instance, “many American adults admit they are uncertain about how to determine right from wrong, often opting to look within themselves rather than to any external, more traditional sources of authority.” Barna dubs this new moral code “The Morality of Self-Fulfillment.” It seems that America is mimicking Judges 21:25 that states, “In those days there was no king in Israel; and everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”

As New Godmothers while we definitely have our work cut out for us, we can rest assured that God will save our children. Jeremiah 31: 16,17 GNB states, “Stop your crying and wipe away your tears. All that you have done for your children will not go unrewarded. They will return from the enemy’s land. There is hope for your future. Your children will come back home. I, the Lord, have spoken.”

God can change any situation. He can cause one to come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil. 2 Timothy 2:25-26 in The Message Bible says, “… You never know how or when God might sober them up with a change of heart and a turning to the truth, enabling them to escape the Devil’s trap, where they are caught and held captive, forced to run his errands.”

So, today I’m happy to report that the future is as bright as the promises of God. He is in control. We are simply standing in the gap, warring for those who need us. God promises, “Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart.” (Jeremiah 24:7).

Let’s keep on believing, keep on speaking the word over those we love and are spiritually entrusted with. Always remember, “But the LORD says, The captives of warriors will be released, and the plunder of tyrants will be retrieved. For I will fight those who fight you, and I will save your children.” (Isaiah 49:25 NLT). Stand strong and confident in your prayers. “Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s.” (II Chronicles 20:15b NASB). God has it all in control!!

Somebody Needs You

What follows is a picture of the “New” Godmothers.  There’s a book coming out soon that will direct you on how to start a “New” Godmother group at your church, but until then, let me give you a better look into this new prayer endeavor.

Many women today are raising kids/teens while working and trying to keep a family together. They often get by with little support, financial or otherwise.  Even if the woman is married, the discipline of the kids usually falls to her.

In fact, we probably all know of someone like this who is too busy, stressed or aggravated with her kids to pray for them. She’s too overwhelmed with life, frustrated with her child’s attitude, smart mouth, and/or bad choices, to intercede for her family.

On top of that, kids today face issues that some of us cannot even imagine.  For example, when I was growing up, alcohol was the biggest demon of young people.  Today, they face problems like abortion, drug experimentation, bullying/cyberbullying, depression, pornography, self harm, sexual abuse and suicide.

This is a good picture of the women and kids that the “New” Godmothers will be praying for. They will come from every walk of life and some may not know right from wrong as scriptures teach.

Trust me, some mother and some child is waiting just for you!  As you talk to the mom tell her you would be honored to pray for her and the family for a breakthrough in their situation. You can be a spiritual Godmother to them until the situation changes or for as long as you both want.  I guarantee that most mothers facing these trying situations will be overwhelmed by the love of God you portray and jump at the chance to give you her kids’ names and tell you more about what she is going through

As we go further in our blog, I’ll present some prayer ideas and actual prayers you can use during this time, as well as lots of other information to encourage you in fulfilling your spiritual destiny.

This is going to be an exciting journey, and I look forward to your thoughts.