Saturday, May 17, 2008

Children ARE a blessing!

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate. Psalm 127:3-5



OK, I mentioned this verse on my post (May14), and I said I would have a upcoming post about the verse above. Well, I didn't intend to do it so soon, but the Lord gave me time too!


Now, lets see where I will start.....alright, I know a few might go against me, but you aren't going against me, but God. The verse above is one of those verses where a few Christians try to ignore. This makes me very sad. I know many families where they limit themselves from having children. This verse speaks for itself. Literally there doesn't need any explanation needed. It clearly says that children are a blessing, they are a reward. NOT a pain as many say these days. I don't understand when people say how having more children is nothing but stress and money. Children bring joy into a family. You don't need TV, you don't need a computer, you don't need any sort of entertainment, as long as there is always a baby in the home. Isn't that so true?



My heart breaks when I hear young mothers saying how they want no more than 2 children. Or when you hear others say, "A boy for him, a girl for her, praise the Lord we're all through!" Doesn't this just hurt you? I can't just imagine why one would say such a thing. I know I'm still very young, but I know what I want when I get married. I want children, I have given this matter to the Lord. He decides when I am to have children and how many. I WILL not control this myself. Why, why would you want to?


I admire large families. I smile and praise the Lord when I see a pregnant mother. Especially when it's a godly family. Because I know that these parents are going to bring up another disciple for Christ. There are so many Christians, yes Christians, who say, "No more!" Don't they know what they are doing? They are rubbing off a blessing which God wants to give them. Little girls turn into little mommies when a new little addition is added to the family. A baby is a gift from God, it's a joy! Children are mostly happy when mother and father say "We're expecting!" I know I do! I want to give all my children to God. We need to bring up more godly men and women. Look at the Muslims, they have children, numerous amounts, because they want to take over this world with expanding their population. Us Christians shy away from this, and think this is absolutely crazy.


I don't know if you have ever heard of the Duggar family, but I just found out this past week that they are expecting baby #18! Isn't this amazing! I find this sooooo wonderful! I want this. I don't find any other gift, than a baby, more enjoyable. It's a blessing from God!


The first commandment given to man was to have children. “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth.” Genesis 1:28


There are so many young girls these days who already say no more than 2. Most people think it's perfect when you have a boy and then a girl. No it's not! It can't be perfect because it certainly wasn't God's will, if you stopped it with your power. God doesn't give everyone 18+ children, however, whatever he desires for you to have. Leave it up to him! Allow God to decide when enough, really is enough!



3 comments:

A Godly Maiden said...

Amen!

Children certainly are a blessing and an enjoyment to have -- and, Lord willing, I hope to have a good many when I marry.

So many girls today don't even want to have children, or maybe, like you said, only one or two. They think of that only as a possibility, after they get a job or become something.

A little girl asked me not long ago what I would like to be when I grew up, and I said, "A mother!" And she wrinkled her nose at me, as if thinking that wasn't the most desirable thing to be!

~Lacy

Allison said...

Your words are so true! I am deeply disappointed when people say they don't want to have more than a couple children. They ARE missing out on such a great blessing! It's so counter-cultural though, because I've told people that I hope the Lord will bless me with 14 children, and they look at me like I'm crazy. Or they make a comment like, "Oh, you'll change your mind after the first two...".
Children are a blessing! Thank you for your encouragement.
For God's glory,
Allison

Maiden of Purity said...

Wow Allison, I say the same thing! That's so funny! I say, "If I could have how many children I want, then I'll want 13-15!" People think I'm totally out of this world! I don't care, I KNOW it's right and biblical!