Monday, February 4, 2013

She Doesn't Want Children

No, I am not writing about Erin.  The Lord blessed her with this little sweetie on their honeymoon.  They both agree she was their best wedding present of all.  No one can out give God!  Their second little gift from Him is coming in May and we can't wait.  I am writing about another beautiful new bride.

She is young and happy in love.  She loves her job.  If she is unhappy at home, she becomes happy when she goes to work.  Having children frightens her.  She will have to give up so much and it seems boring and difficult to her being with children day in and day out.

God commands that we be fruitful and multiply.  He tells us we are to be living sacrifices, denying ourselves and living for Him.  He tells us children are a blessing and blessed is the man who has a quiverfull.  He says the greatest of all is the servant of all.

Childbearing is obviously a big part of what we women were made for. We are even told in Scripture {I Timothy 2:15} that childbearing is part of our sanctification. Rejecting children is rejecting what God created us to do.

So many women I mentor tell me they are trying to find themselves after they become a wife and mother.  I explain to them that it is in losing themselves that they find life.  The ministry they have been given by God is to serve their husband and children.  

When they realize what a high honor has been given them, their whole attitude changes and they become joyful and content realizing they are serving the King of Kings as they bear children and serve their families. This is what He wants from them.

God never commands women to have careers and make a mark in the world through working outside of the home.  I am not, in any way, saying that women having a career is wrong.  However, God speaks to us an awful lot about women being wives, mothers, and keepers at home.  Oh, how happy I have seen these women become when they understand the importance of their ministry at home and raising up godly offspring.

I will therefore that the younger women marry, 
bear children, guide the house, 
give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
I Timothy 5:14

Happy Birthday to my precious Emma!