Monday, July 23, 2012

Sharing Your Convictions

If you are a young mother raising children, I would like to encourage you not to share all of your convictions with others.  If you have convictions like not immunizing your children, allowing God to bless you with many children, not using birth control, or spanking them, keep quiet about it.

We live in tumultuous times right now.  What is right is wrong and what is wrong is right.  If you aren't doing what everyone else is doing, you are frowned upon.  If someone asks you about these issues just tell them you don't care to discuss them with others.

Everyone has opinions and they have a right to them but not everyone will approve of your opinions.  As society gets darker and farther away from biblical truths, Christians will be frowned upon and even persecuted.  We must never be afraid, however, because greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world.

Raise your children to be joyful, obedient, and to love others.  As others see your well-behaved, happy children, they will see that you are doing something right.   Let the fruit of your labors witness to them instead of words.

You must be vigilant to protect your families from harm.  This is why I believe mothers need to be keepers at home.  Nobody can protect your children like you can and no one loves them like you do.

Hold your convictions firmly but quietly.  Let them just be between your husband and trusted friends and families.  Always remember that God is your protector.  If you ever feel afraid, read and meditate on Psalm 37.  There you will find comfort.

Let older women, like me, who has raised all of her children speak out on these issues.  They can't take my children away from me.  They are all joyful adults walking with Jesus.

Fret not thyself because of evildoers,
neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. 
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
and wither in the green herb.
Psalm 37:1,2