Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Richest Couple in America

For nearly a year our daughter lived in a one-room cabin with no running water, no bathroom, and no inside kitchen. She had five children and was pregnant with her sixth. They now have a bathroom, a kitchen, running water, another room added on ~ and their seventh baby! But they still don't have bedrooms or even beds for the children. There's no room for beds. Each night the children take their blankets from the big pile in the corner and make their cozy spot on the floor in the all-purpose room. Is Evangeline a grumbling mess? No! Are the children deprived? No! They all have a wonderful life. She is the most joyful mother in this nation. The children are happy and live adventure-filled lives. Some time ago, some young people gathered together and began to discuss who were the richest people they knew. They all came to the conclusion that Evangeline and Howard were the richest! It had nothing to do with their material possessions. It had all to do with their joy of the Lord and their attitude to life. {Nancy Campbell}

Most people think that the richest couples are those who have careers, fame, fortune, big homes, travel the world, etc. NONE of these things have any eternal value. Children have eternal value. Way too many young couples are putting off children so they can have experiences or things. Experiences and things have NO eternal value. Producing godly offspring has eternal value that can affect our society for good and for God's purposes.

So many women leave their homes and work to give their children stuff and a better life than they had. Children don't need stuff! Their needs are VERY simple. They need a mother and a father who love each other and are committed for life. They need food, shelter and clothing. They need a mother home full-time with them to teach and train them to grow up to be hard-working, disciplined and God-fearing adults. This is what children need.

We have listened to the lies of society. We think our purpose in life is to be comfortable and have an easy life. We think we need to have all the latest iPhones and electronics. We need to have several cars and wide screen televisions. We need the latest and best medical care in the world. We need...we need...we need...It is a never ending cesspool of needs that have NO eternal value.

Our purpose on earth is to glorify God. When we have children and raise them in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord, we are spreading the Gospel and spending our time on eternal things. Stop listening to the lies of the enemy and what you think you need to be happy and begin investing your lives in things that have eternal value, like loving and serving your husband and raising godly offspring.

Has not the one God made you? 
You belong to him in body and spirit. 
And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring.
Malachi 2:15

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