Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Affording Lots Of Children


If you listen to society, you will think that you can only afford one or two children at most.  It costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to raise children today.  We must be wise stewards of this planet and have few children.  Who are you going to listen to, society or God?

  These are not valid arguments if you are a believer and you trust in God's provision.  When the Israelites were under bondage, they were having a ton of children and God provided their escape from Egypt. God takes care of His children.

I have been reading through  journals of a woman with ten children.  They live on a farm in Illinois with very little material wealth but they are so happy.  God has abundantly supplied all of their needs, not all of their wants.

People expect so much today ~  cell phones, flat screen televisions, a car for every driver in the home, Internet, etc.  These are not needs.  Most people, however, are unwilling to sacrifice their wants for children.  Their wants are more important than producing godly offspring.

In fact, many Americans are killing their offspring because it isn't the right time for a baby.  God's judgment on nations in the past was infertility.  I think this may be a cause of the rising rates of infertility in our nation.  God punishes disobedience.  He is a just God.

Children are the only thing that lasts for eternity.  Everything else that you are working so hard to buy is going to end up in a garbage dump and burn. Children are flesh and blood with the ability to hug you and make you laugh.  Treasure your children.  Trust God to provide for you.  Live simply, frugally, and responsibly.  God will bless you.

Andrea has written a great post about this topic.  She had a tubal ligation after her fourth baby.  She became very sick due to the tubal ligation and was told she needed to have it reversed.  She did and was pregnant several months later.  She is now expecting her seventh baby and lives a simple, happy lifestyle.  You may want to read what she has to say about this important topic. She is a wise, godly woman who God is blessing with many children despite what society is telling her.  She trusts God. 

Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear?  For the Gentiles wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all.
Matthew 6:31,32

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