Wednesday, July 20, 2011

God's View On Children

The chart above doesn't even include those abortions through birth control devices.

I've lost a lot of readers on the topic of children but then I have had numerous people almost cry on me in gratefulness for what I've said about birth control and children.  It has encouraged them to know they weren't the only ones and I'm here to tell you today that even God is on our side!

Ignore those that despise children because God never did and still doesn't.  God set them up as divine blessings.  One thing as a woman you should desire is for God to bless your womb.  See, I don't choose my examples and mirror my life after women today.  If I did, I would have never had my womb miraculously opened and the blessing of my dear sweet, Katie.  I rather choose the women of the Bible, to which God Himself placed as fine examples of Godly women.  Women that cried over barren wombs and prayed for more children.  Women whose lives were given to their homes, husbands and children.  Women that had their mind on the right things, not things of this world and all its riches that will be burned up.

Children are the only thing that you will be given that you can take to Heaven with you.  The house, car and all your gadgets won't make it, but your children will if you train them right and live a life before them!  So knowing all this - which should a woman of God desire the most?

Let's review God's view on children and see if it fits your view:

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

Society wants to tell you that you will be happy with your quiver empty of them and to be full of self and kill God's blessings with abortifacients. People spend their whole lives searching for happiness and then there is the rest of us who live it each day with God's prescription for happiness, our children or those we have adopted as ours.

To the statement that I hear so often about not having children in these "hard" times, notice what God told the Israelites to do in one of their "hardest" times:

Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished. Jeremiah 29:6

God told them to have children! I'm sure some were using man's wisdom at that time saying you shouldn't have children in these hard times, but God commanded them otherwise.

The following quote is from Voddie Bauchman on the dangers of playing God:

Many people who prevent pregnancy today and plan on just “getting back around to it” some other time are in danger of, “tempting the Lord their God.” (Matt 4:7; cf. Deut. 6:16) Getting pregnant is not a guarantee. There are plenty of people out there who cry themselves to sleep at night because they’ve been trying for years and God has not opened the womb. People who put pregnancy off until a “more appropriate time” need to bear this in mind. You don’t know when (or if) you will get pregnant. As such, it is quite presumptuous to put it off until you decide you’re ready. Remember, God is the author of life, and every child is a blessing. Besides, who’s going to fix our ethical, spiritual, economic, and political crisis in the next generation if those of us who know the answer (the gospel) shut it down and stop launching arrows simply because they may require a little financial sacrifice in the short run?

Whose view do you hold?

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Tricia said...

GREAT post!!! I am definitely not modeling myself after the world's women either (praise God for His examples of godly women)! My husband and I have been blessed with a son (9) and daughter (5). I have been at home for 9 1/2 years after being a public school teacher (ack) and have never looked back after leaving! I LOVE being at home spending time with God, taking care of my hubby, homeschooling our kids and making our house a home! You are right on the money with this post and it is a blessing to find someone so like-minded!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment Tricia and thanks for sharing! :)


Anonymous said...

Wow - that chart is a real eye-opener on how many innocent lives are taken.

Anonymous said...

Yes it is and amazing how many babies are aborted each year! So sad...


Alicia said...

Oh Bev, my heart broke when I read that chart. I wish more people would see this chart and realize the sanctity of life.

I grieve the first two years of our marriage when my DH and I tried to prevent the blessings of children in our lives. Praise God for His mercy and forgiveness. I pray that someday He will open my womb. However, if He chooses not to, we are enjoying and loving the blessing of children through the beautiful gift of adoption.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment Alicia! I also did the prevention at the beginning of our marriage but I never felt right about it and didn't know why but I stopped it anyway. Then years later, I found out what those pills actually are capable of and understood why God convicted me back then.

I was unable to conceive as well and so are my sisters and cousins. However, God worked a miracle in me and gave us Katie! :-) I'm waiting for my next miracle in God's timing!

I think adoption is awesome and wish more Christians would realize that those children need homes.


Linda said...

Hi, Bev. Thanks for such a good post. I haven't posted in a while. God has blessed me again and now I'm expecting my 7th! I just want to add that God has given me so much peace and joy over this next birth. It's like God is smiling down. And that is worth much more than millions!

Anonymous said...

Hey Linda, good to hear from you! I've been following your blog still in my reader and joyed over your next blessing! :)


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