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?