The “New” Godmothers is a women’s prayer ministry dedicated to developing spiritual mothers who will pray for Generations X, Y and Z.
Interestingly, I am not a mother, never have been, never will be. Yet I have lots of Godkids in whom I invest spiritually. Every day for more years than I can count, I have prayed for each of them, calling their names out loud to God as if He needs a reminder that I am standing in the gap for them. You can do the same and at the same time, leave a beautiful spiritual legacy.
We concentrate on praying scriptures over those you love. Simply stated, that means we take a scripture from the Bible and make it personal to whomever we're praying for. Scriptures are powerful because God’s Words are “…living and powerful,and sharper than any two-edged sword…” (Heb. 4:12 New King James Version).
Most importantly, I know that God hears us when we pray. The Bible tells us that “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man [woman] avails much.” (Jas. 5:16 New King James Version) and that “God … hears the prayer of the righteous.” (Prov. 15:29).
Unfortunately, nothing seems off limits or sacred in today's society. Most people 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.”
While we have our work cut out for us as New Godmothers, 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.”
As we stand guard over our children and families, the future for them 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).
We must keep on believing and speaking the word over the generations. 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 be 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.
Whether or not you have children of your own, are a mother or grandmother or even if your prayer plate is full, you will still enjoy our endeavor, and the material presented in our new book will help you as you pray for your own. Somebody out there needs you.
This is going to be an exciting journey that I hope you travel with me. Love, Joy Becker
I’m Joy Becker, an “encourager” with the desire to strengthen and challenge other women to grow in God and feel fulfilled no matter their role in life or ministry. I’ve been involved in church music and women’s ministry for many years and have written published articles on praise and worship, praise and worship curriculum for children, various church materials, and did ghost writing for several ministries. I’m also a lyricist and was a 1995 Dove Award nominee for Inspirational Song of the Year (“I Want to be Just Like You,” Phillips Craig & Dean). Having just retired I’m most excited about having the time to devote to writing and ministry. Every day is precious and I want us all to get busy standing in the gap for Generations X, Y and Z. Together we can move mountains!! Thanks for joining me.
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