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Families are too small (part 2)

Responding to my blog on families being too small, Kathy Lucas wrote the following guest blog. “This one was an accident.” “This is it. No more!” “I don’t know how we can afford another one.” “Can you imagine me starting over again at my age?” “God…
By Seth Barnes

Responding to my blog
on families being too small, Kathy Lucas wrote the following guest blog.

peruvian girl“This one was an accident.”

“This is it. No
more!”

“I don’t know how we can afford another one.”

“Can you imagine me starting over again at my age?”

“God did give us wisdom.
We have to be good stewards.”

“I don’t want to bring a child into the world as it is
today.”

All these statements (that I hear way too often) reveal the
lie that the Church is believing:
Children are NOT a blessing from the Lord. They are pricey, inconvenient, too much
responsibility and a hindrance to “personal peace and affluence”, the gods of
the American culture.

Why does it strike such dread and fear in the hearts of
husbands and wives to place wombs in the hands of God? And how did we come to a place of no shame of
taking over the controls? Why is there
so little conviction over the sin of self-centeredness and rebellion covered by
the guise of that euphemistic term “family planning?” We have betrayed the God of the Bible.

This God said, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the
earth.” This is the God who opens and
closes the womb. A God who said that
children were a reward from Him. And a
reward

for Him. He is seeking godly offspring. He is looking to bless all the peoples of the
earth through this offspring.

And this earth desperately needs godly offspring. We have forgotten why we are here. Forgotten that our lives are not our
own. Forgotten that God can never get
enough children. He just wants more and
more and more.

Such a lavish God.
He’s birthing and adopting more into His family every day all over the
planet. God still insists on using His
children to beget more children. So why limit God in this quest? Are we reflecting the heart of God or
reflecting the attitude of the world when it comes to children? God has never revoked His original command to
be fruitful and multiply. And godly,
zealous, Jesus loving, Kingdom building children /disciples are what we need to
be multiplying.

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