Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having to done all, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:13
The first time you hold that little life so much goes through your heart and mind.
Take a second to remember that moment that you learned of that little one.
Sometimes life goes by so fast that you feel like you are barely hanging on to it. You don’t seem to have the time to stop and think ahead. You ride this wave of culture that is carrying you, and your children, and everyone else with it.
Does life, your life, your children’s life, really have to be like this? Do you really have to live in the now? In this culture that pushes you to live in a way that is so mindless and God-less the way things have to be? Or can you take charge? After all haven’t you been put in charge? Isn’t that beautiful little life in your charge? Your keeping? Did it not come from your body? Or perhaps you went through the work and sacrifices necessary to adopt your child? Legally or as a step child.
How deep is your love? Is it strong enough to hold your head above the cultural wave?
No matter how fast they go by, or how hard they hit you, life is full of choices. Your choices not only impact your life, but they impact your spouse’s and your children’s. And because of the impact on your children it has impact on the future culture. Are you being carried along by a wave or are you the wave?
“Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness.” Joshua 24:14a
If you are feeling overwhelmed take a moment, no matter how small, to thank the Lord for your life and the lives you have been given charge of. Sometimes that is enough to bring you sanity again. Better yet, take 5 minutes in the morning and/or at bed time and pray thinking over the day that has been or the day to come thanking God for it. No matter how good or how bad things are for you right now thank the Lord for what you have and that he is there for you and your family. Gratitude plays a big part in bringing you through your troubles and giving you the strength to stand.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonian 5:16-18