"Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate."
Psalm 127:3-5 KJV
"Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways." Psalm 128:1 KJV
Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord."
Psalm 128:3-4 KJV
Why are so many Christian families only having 2-3 children?
Is money the issue? God will provide all your needs according to His riches in glory.
Is time an issue? God has given us 24 hours per day and reminds us in Ecclesiastes that there is a time for everything. The time you spend raising your children for the glory of God is worth every sleepless night you have spent feeding them, changing their diapers, and praying for their souls. It's worth every mess you have had to clean up, every meal you've had to make and every boo-boo kiss you've given to heal their hurt.
Is being questioned for sanity an issue? Don't worry about it-if everyone started to have more children, then larger families it would become the norm, so you would fit in perfectly. Children are a gift and a blessing from the Lord.
Are you questioning how you would serve God on a mission field with a large family?
1st - Remember, if it's God's will then He will supply EVERY need.
2nd- God DOES call EVERYONE who is His child to preach the gospel and to share His love with this lost and dying world. God has given parents a mission field right within their own home to proclaim His word to their children.
Remember to keep this in mind:
He has blessed you with a quiverfull of arrows. Parents need to work on sharpening them so when the time comes you can shoot them out into the world as a light and witness for the Lord. The job of a parent is to raise children that fear, honor, and obey the Lord and who will serve Him forever.
No matter the cost we will: Trust God. Live for God. Die for God.
Are you worried about the state of spiritual decline in America? Are you wondering what will happen to your children and grandchildren? Then keep this in mind- the feature of AMERICA depends on US!!!! The size of your quiver does not matter as long as you are following the Lord. Get out there with your little arrows and start spreading the gospel!
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. " Matthew 4:16
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