After a class like today I do not know what to say. It was thought provoking to have such profound questions and discuss issues that are heavy on so many hearts.
Christine and I have two children and 4 grandchildren whom we love dearly. I can certainly understand the concerns voiced today and want to offer a few thoughts about children.
Yes it is heart breaking to deal with rebellious children but we must never forget “that children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward” (Psalm 127:3). In this verse, the Hebrew word for heritage is nachalah, which means “inheritance (i.e., a possession to which one has received the legal claim).” This word is also used in Deuteronomy 26:1 in reference to the Promised Land that God gave to Israel. When God gave us our children He gave us a very special blessing that we only have for a short time. Here are a few things to consider:
Our job is to train them in the ways of God and trust the Lord to draw them to Him.
Our goal is to raise up adults who are productive members of society and seek to know God’s will for their lives and are obedient to His will.
Our comfort comes from knowing that God loves our (His) children and He has great plans for them;
Our Prayers are the most important weapon we have in this battle for the hearts of our children. Never neglect this all powerful act to invoke the power of God in the lives of our dear children. God loves them so dearly and wants the very best for them.
Our Faith that God will work all of these challenges to the good of His kingdom;
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Hebrews 11.6 NIV)
and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight” (Prov 3:5-6)
Last but Not Least
- Keep working on the 30 day goals you have set
- Continue to memorize our verses
- Stay up with your daily devotions
May the Lord richly bless you each one,