“When God Asks A Question”
Day 10~ “Are You Not Of More Value?”
Bythewell4god ~ March 2020 ~~~~~~~~Having 4 children & more (fostering etc), with over a dozen grands & now raising another 10 yr old, I’ve had to fight for decades against the mores, customs & thinking of our culture. The careless loading down of our children with the thinking that they each are the “most important person”, add that to the barrage of, “get it, do it, have it” because “you deserve it” & the false encouragement that “you can do or become anything” just because you want to, is hard to explain to Christian children (as well as adults. Especially in light of their own personal mistakes, failures & varied, God given, giftings. When this erroneous, albeit well meaning thinking disappoints the child embracing it, they often end up blaming God.
So, instead of parroting the current, popular sayings, let us explain how valuable each child is to God & why from a biblical perspective. God so loved each child that He gave Himself for them. AND it certainly wasn’t because they deserved it. They (like us) gain their value from God’s UNDESERVED love. It may seem like a minor difference, but isn’t that what the enemy of our soul does? Twists the truth just enough? God asks, “Are you not of more value than they? Sun, moon, stars, sea?” We were bought with a great price & yet didn’t deserve it. Fill our dear little ones with the encouraging truth of what boundless love the Father has given them that they should be called children of God! Help them to identify the unique giftings that He’s given each one & encourage them to search out His plan for their lives. It is so much more exciting & fulfilling than following today’s self indulgent popular culture. ~Thank you Lord for loving us beyond measure & without merit on our part. Help us to teach our children how great & undeserved Your love is for them. Amen~💕