Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Christian Family in Today's World

When I became a mommy, my world changed. Nothing was ever the same, our life together as we knew it was abruptly changed. For the better, as scripture tells us children are a blessing from God. I would not trade being a mommy for anything else in this world. With baby #2 on the way this is doubly true, and so much more will change I am sure. But as I began to think about how life would be with two children in tow, and having another little one looking up to me to set a good example and lead them in the right direction, my desire to do right became even greater. I want so much for my children to see a woman who loves the Lord with all her heart, a woman that follows God no matter what society is doing, a woman who is faithful to the house of God and loves her family deeply. I pray that when they look at me they see Jesus. I want God's grace, love, and mercy to shine through. Sure my days can be hectic, and I lose my temper, I raise my voice, I don't always use the kindest of words when speaking to my child, but I want them to know beyond all of that, mommy loves them so very much.

Society today has such a twisted view and opinion on what parenthood means and how to raise your children. This new age idea of parenting makes me sick, as it completely goes against the word of God. I want to train up my children in the way they should go that when they are old they will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6). Some say I am strange or old fashioned for my ideals and ways that my husband and I have decided to raise our child/children. At every turn sin lurks to steal the innocence of our children. To take them from a safe place and set them in the hands of the enemy. The Christian family is being attacked, as anyone can see. America has let down their guard for keeping the Christian family in the forefront of it's beliefs. We see the rise of legalized gay marriage, the rise of abortions, and so on. I want so much to protect and shield my family from such horrors, to show them there is a better way to live. It's enough to make us want to just hide away and just alienate the world. But as we know scripture tells us we must be a witness and bring the gospel to the world.

As we cannot just bury our heads in the sand, we can take a stand against sin and the world trying to infiltrate our homes. I welcome the label "old fashioned" because it lets me know I am doing something right. When others think I am stuck in the old days, I know that I don't look, act, speak, or live like our world. The scripture tells us we must come out from the world and be separate (2 Corinthians 6:17). I want to show that I am separate and I want my children to live the same, as they are also a witness to the world. I pray that no matter what, I will continue to stand strong as a Godly woman, seeking to please the Lord. I want to raise a family for the glory of God. I pray you are encouraged by this, the world's pressures are overwhelming at times, but just hang on to God's unchanging hand. Allow him to lead you, every step, follow Him. He won't lead you wrong. God Bless~

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Miracle

The Lord has blessed our home with a miracle! Jacob is going to be a big brother! We are so excited and thankful for God's blessing. For 4 years we had been trying to give Jacob a sibling, but no success until now. We prayed and believed God for a miracle, and in His timing it has finally happened. As life can be busy for us, I will do my best to document on here the journey of my second pregnancy and our miracle baby #2. Hope ya'll had wonderful weekend!
God Bless~