Julie Ferwenda, author of the book, "Raising One Million Arrows" says this, "God chose you to be the parent of your children. He gave you the vote of confidence that there is no one better suited in this whole world for the job of raising your kids to love Him wholeheartedly and to keep the faith."
There is a troubling trend happening in the Church regarding youth pastors. These guys are getting BURNED OUT! There is too much pressure being put on our youth pastors to do something they were never called to do, which is raising someone else's kids.
We need to take back our children! We are accountable for our children's spiritual heritage. Sending them to youth group can be a wonderful spiritual tool, but it simply isn't enough. We must be discipling our children daily in our homes. We must spend TIME with them in order to do this!
Are you teaching your children to tithe? To pray? To serve? To love their enemies?
We must always be on the look out for the giftings God has given our children. What are they passionate about? Missionary work? Feeding the Hungry? Accounting? Landscaping? Cooking? Babysitting? Video recording? Music? All of these passions can be harnessed for the glory of God! Teach and help your child to recognize and develop these talents and passions.
If our children have a sense of purpose that is in relation to the Church, I doubt they would leave it so readily behind when they strike out on their own. They need to know they are NEEDED! They are the future leaders. I can't stress this enough! Are we equipping them to be ushers, soundmen, pastors, nursery workers, youth leaders, and all the other vital roles that are involved in church ministry? If we aren't, they we have failed the church!
I am haunted by the quote, "The church is just one generation from being extinct"-unknown.
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball