I asked my kids for help with the letter W. I was drawing up a blank and they came up with WILLINGLY.
Hannah gave her son willingly to the Lord :
For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him: Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord. And he worshipped the Lord there. I Samuel 1: 27-28
So going along with what they said I was thinking about how God blessed me with three sons. Am I willing to give them willingly to The Lord for his service - for him to use them for His will?
This is rough! What if my child is meant to suffer - be a martyr. I think of Pastor Saeed who is being held captive. Has his mom prayed that God would use him as he will and given him willingly?
What if my child becomes a Pastor. Am I going to be able to handle the criticism that he will face as a leader of a flock? Will I be happy to watch him serve or sad to not have him spending more time with me.
I hope that I can move to that willing point in my life - as I believe it is as God intends things to be with grown children. I'm working hard to raise them right and enjoy this time in my home. It is fleeting and before I blink my oldest will be out the door.
Are you giving your children willingly?
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Really good thoughts here...thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
This is one that I am excited to find out about. I am a few years away from the girls deciding what they will be and discovering God's will for their life's work but I hope and pray that no matter what comes, I willingly allow them to go forth and spread God's word as He commanded in Matthew 28:19. This was a beautiful post and I commend you for thinking ahead. - Lori HReplyDelete