This month as we celebrate the mothers in our lives, I can’t help but think about my own mom, Oretha Hagin. It will be nine years ago next month that she left this earth and went to Heaven. Not a day goes by when something doesn’t remind me of her.
You see, my dad began traveling and ministering when I was in the third grade. Mom stayed home with me and my sister. This wasn’t an easy time. There were many hardships during those early years. But Mom’s love and devotion never wavered. She never complained. She always said, “Don’t despise the beginning. If you can’t endure the beginning, you’ll never last to the finish.”
Mom taught me so much. But one of the most important things I learned from her is that nothing is more precious or sacred than doing God’s will. Over and over again—through her words and actions—she taught me that the God Who calls us is indeed faithful.
Faithfulness was one of Mom’s hallmarks. I want to share an excerpt from her book, The Price Is Not Greater Than God’s Grace, in which she talks about this very subject.
Don’t despise the beginning. If you can’t endure the beginning, you’ll never last to the finish.Oretha Hagin
“Be patient as you fulfill God’s plan for your life step-by-step. Even when things don’t happen the way you think they should or when you think they should, faithfulness is what will bring you through to victory in God. . . . God never fails. And no matter how difficult the test or trial, faithfulness always reaps the reward.”
Yes, it does. Thank you, Mom.
We have a great magazine for you this month that I believe will encourage and strengthen you. As you read it, be sure to share your favorite quotes with us on social media. Just #RhemaWOF.
Happy Mother’s Day!
PS. For those of you who desire to be moms, I have a word for you. Stagger not! What God has promised, He is able to perform (Rom. 4:20–21). He is faithful. And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Kenneth W. Hagin
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