There is so much in the Bible about children being a blessing. It's hard to deny that God loves children with verses like:
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. -Matt 19:14
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3
Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. -Matthew 18:10I've been praying for a heart for the things God has heart for, and I've been led to begin a series on The Blessing of Children. I'm not sure how long this series will last because this is being done totally of the Lord's leading. While I understand that not everyone agrees on this matter, it's something that I would like to share with you all.
God loves children so much that He calls them a "reward"! I don't know about you but I'm not looking to turn down any rewards from God. Psalm 128:3 says:
Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.So not only are children a reward but God says that a wife should be like "a fruitful vine" and that children should be like "olive plants round about thy table". Have you ever seen an olive tree? Those things grow like crazy! Now that's not to say every family should, or even will, have 20+ children. The point is to accept what ever it is that God gives you. Whether that is no children, one child, or 20. the point is to trust God no matter what. If we trust Him to save our souls, how much more so should we trust him with out lives?
Through out this series there will be encouraging messages, interviews with families that are trusting the Lord with this area of their lives, and a giveaway or two. So stay tuned! (the easiest way to stay up to date is by following this blog, either through google friends connect or by email)
To begin here is a video of one of the most well known moms of a large family, Michelle Duggar, talking about birth control and the early years.
If you'd like to participate by guest posting, being interviewed, or sponsoring a giveaway please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org