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You Are 20% Of Your Father, 80% Of Your Mother

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You Are 20% Of Your Father, 80% Of Your Mother

Some years ago, the magazine Western Horseman had an article that caught my eye. It was written about a test done at the School of Veterinarian Medicine in New England.

Their research proved that a colt was 80% of it’s mother, and 20% of it’s father. The Doctor that wrote the article said that if the sire (father) was Secretariat, the famous racehorse, and the mare (mother) was a plow horse, the colt would be 80% plow horse and 20% racehorse.


Dapple Gray Percheron Plow Horse

On a spiritual level, we have the world’s greatest Father. He’s our heavenly Father. The church is our mother.

Gal. 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

That means to me, that although we have a wonderful Father, what we become is 80% determined by the church/mother that raised us.

Have you ever heard a preacher ask, “Where are you from? What church are you out of? Who’s your pastor?” Without even knowing you, the questioner can determine much about you just by knowing who your mother is.

I am dismayed at clueless and shallow people who put their job first. God forbid that they should ever have to transfer, but too often if they do, the job is top priority and then after they move they look for a church. Too often, just any church will do for then as long as it has the magic words or letters on the sign.

If an awesome mother has raised you, I pray you never have to leave home. Good moms are very hard to find. Not just any mother will do.

Life is about much more than money. Let your mother know how much you love her, then stick close and do what she says. Make her proud.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

April 14, 2010 at 8:09 am

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  1. Amazing and thought provoking, Bro. Ballestero! Yes, too often our jobs become top priority. I have made that mistake in the past, I’m guilty and admit it. That’s the past though! I will most certainly keep this in mind as I prepare for an interview today! I’ve been praying for God to have His Will in the situation and this post is right on time!

    Willie Cox

    April 14, 2010 at 10:36 am

  2. My dear friend, Thanks for sharing this story with us. I have always believed this but I have never heard it put better.
    God bless you and your dear family. We love you all.

    Gerald Adams

    April 15, 2010 at 1:22 pm

  3. Wow, Dad…you said alot in those few short words. I guess that’s why it’s so important for the ‘mother church’ to have her act together!

    Kim Ballestero

    April 26, 2010 at 9:56 am

    • Oh if those seeking “earthy riches” could only realize there is more to life than those riches. Our reward is surely “out of this world”. We are bought with a price! A “mother’s home” is where we are prepared for our future life and that includes our “church home” which prepares us for our “Heavenly Home” You said it so well! Missed being with you at ARC. You just have a way of putting “things”.

      J Vittitow

      May 7, 2010 at 8:54 am

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