Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Children of Our Future



If we look at examples in the Bible, circumstances never stopped God's people from multiplying and becoming a mighty people.

In slavery and captivity (Exodus 1:7-12), in foreign lands (Jeremiah 29:4-6), during famine (Genesis 47:27), the command was still the same: "Be fruitful and multiply," Genesis 1:28.

Why was this?

Could it be that our mindset of needing a perfect atmosphere for children be harmful? If the world is falling apart don't we need something to build it up? What we really need is to have MANY children so that they rise and do what a few of us can not - change the world.



I know many of my readers aren't even married yet, but never-the-less this is an important issue that each individual should be decided on before they get into a relationship.

Especially if you are a Christian. It is for the cause of Yeshua (Jesus) that we want to prosper and grow. And the most efficient way of doing so is following God's plan (if you marry) to have lots of children and train them up for Him.



We don't fix problems by killing our army. But by raising the "soldiers" we make what no other can - soldiers full of conviction, ideals, and character, people who can and will be what the future needs.

We don't need a world empty of God-fearing "soldiers". Let the world kill off their own, but we Christians never! For we don't live in fear, but hope (Romans 8 and 2 Timothy 1:7).

Hope of a future that can and will be full of God's presence. 

To not have many children for fear of  the future is stupid. To hold back or kill our strength in a time of weakness is foolish.


What are your thoughts on this? Married or single, how do children affect your life?

3 comments:

  1. I agree with you. My Dad has always referred to us kids as 'arrows in his quiver'. I am unsure about exactly how many children a married couple should have, whether they should just have as many as they are blessed with, or is it right for them to put a limit on it after a certain number. I've read some opinions on this, and one author believed that a Christian couple should never purposefully exclude having children from their lives, but it was alright to limit the size of the family as long as they believed they had as many as they could raise. His personal opinion was 4 or 5 children. I'm not entirely decided on this matter, but I know that children should be welcomed with joy and thanksgiving, they are precious!

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    1. How great to here from you again, Led! We should catch up!!!


      The question of how many children one should have is very debatable among some.

      The funny thing is MOST couple's can't have more than 4-6. Even large families average 8-12. It's rare to have a lot.

      The way I look at it - God will never give you more than you can handle, and will always make a way for us when things are tough :)

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    2. Haha....autocorrect changes your name to Led ;)

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