As I was watching four children, growing up, playing basketball, I realized that I have the best job in the whole world. Although I was only blessed with two, God gave me some very special kids. It's a joy to watch as they grow up, mature and find their way in this world. It's even more gratifying when you know that they have accepted the Lord and they are in His hands.
Children are very precious and our roles as mothers are very important. Not everyone reading this blog will be a mother but each woman has the ability to impact a child's life. If God has not seen yet to give you children, or you are single, realize that you have the time and ability to invest. Investment into a child's life is extremely important because when we invest, God can show His glory. He loves children and even called to us and told us that we must be like children. Children trust and love unconditionally. They hunger for our love and there are so many children without that in today's world.
I am challenging myself as I get older to invest in girls and women. It's important that I impart the wisdom God has blessed me with and to show His love to every one that needs it. We are all His sheep, under one umbrella, to one day be united with Him as His bride. I hope that when I am at His feet; I can say that I invested heavily, not in the stock market, but in the people God called me to love. You don't have to have children to understand the blessing of watching someone grow with God. You just have to have time and make time for those that desire a relationship.
As women we know that love is very important to our overall growth, not only as people, but with our walk with God. If we don't feel loved, we often make foolish choices. We are called to follow Jesus and the one way we can do that is to bring light to the children of this world. Adoption and foster care are just two of the many avenues God gives us to show the world how much He cares. I would ask all of you to sit down and pray. Ask the Lord to reveal to you how you can help someone. Ask Him to show the need in your community and then unite with other women and form a ministry. God knows the needs, we just have to respond to Him when we are called.
Time goes by so fast. Let's honor our Lord today and find ways to minister those in need. He gave us each talents. Those talents can foster great women for God. I hope you join me on this journey and really give of yourself this month. I promise it will be worth it.
Mark 10 :13-15 NKJV:
Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to the, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it."
God calls us to serve and to realize that children are precious in His sight. We are to come to Him as children and we are to raise up the children to Him. If we fail at this, whole generations will be destroyed. The only way we can succeed is to ask our Father to guide us to those He wishes us to care for. They are His chosen and we must bring them up to know Him.
My prayer today:
Lord, I pray that every women in every nation would take Your call very seriously. That each woman would pray and ask You to bring children to them. We ask that You would lift us up and give us wisdom in showing the children of this world love. We know that we can't do this in our own strength, so I am asking that each of us would get Your strength and direction so that we can bring Your children to You. You're the hand that will feed them, love them, and nurture them. We just ask to be servants unto You. We ask to be called and to answer the call, not tomorrow, but today. And in all things Lord help us to show Your love. You are the power and the might that this world desperately needs and we want to be part of the army that brings the to You. In Jesus name I pray. AMEN