Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Lord's Refinement Through Our Children

Mother and Baby
"The coming of each new child strengthens and deepens my desire to be what I would have it become, makes my fault more odious in my eyes, and elevates my whole character. What a blessed discipline of joy and of pain my life has been; how thankful I am to reap its fruits even while pricked by its thorns!" 
~Katy, Stepping Heavenward

Many people in our day state that they do not want any (or more) children because it is just too hard or difficult.  However, one of the blessings the Lord brings with more children is that He causes much spiritual growth through them.  We are taught to be self-less instead of selfish.  We are taught to call upon God for help and direction when needs and problems arise. We are taught to fully rely upon God in the raising of these little ones.  We are forced to look at ourselves and the changes that must be wrought in us so that we can be good and godly examples.  God is so good to give us children!  We must be ever mindful of the example we are setting for them.

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  1. So true!
    We just recently started helping our daughter care for her grandchildren. Since she works fulltime as a nurse at 12 hr shifts, 4 days a week, we are the designated sitters. The children are 3 and 4 yrs old and unstructured.

    I find I'm at the Lord's feet every morning praying for his mercy and guidance.

    Thank you for your post.



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