As you may have read in my last post...I love being a mommy.
Psalm 113:9 "He maketh the barren woman to keep house and to be a joyful mother of children."
Mother= as the bond of the family
WOAH! I am the bond of the Josh Stubbs family... now that's humbling.
The first part of that verse says I get to keep house. No, that's not just cleaning and picking up after everyone.
House= family; inside; palace; place...
I get to "keep" my family, my home. I get to make sure everyone is taken care of emotionally and physically. You may remember...I almost lost them. Praise God for second chances!
AND...the last part of the verse says I get to be a JOYFUL mother of children. I LOOOVE IT! Are you a JOYFUL mother? I have to constanstly remind myself to talk in a kind voice. Too often I find myself raising my voice. That accomplishes nothing except making more stress. Let's find ways to be a JOYFUL mother. Maybe break out in song or dance infront of your children. That's sure to put a smile on their face! :) Tell them often how proud you are of them, or what a great job they did. Who doesn't love a compliment? What about smiling at them? An easy thing to do that's not done often enough.
"and she that tarried at home divided the spoil. Though ye have lien (to rest) among the pots (a double stall for cattle), yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold." Psalm 68:12b-13.
This promise was for those LADIES who tarried at home. Sounds like this lady laid down in exhaustion right where she was working. Ever felt like that after a long day caring for your family?
Tarried= at home; hence, (by impl of satisfaction) lovely. From the word Navah= to rest (as at home); keep at home; prepare an habitation.
Sounds like a pirate! Think of all the gold pirates get in movies! :) But this spoil is much better than anything we have seen in a movie! Spoil is a prettier word for all those jewels than the word booty huh? I don't know about you, but I liked to be spoiled. And I think God has greater spoil than a pirate. And believe me, He KNOWS how to spoil us.
God promised her that she gets to divide this spoil! She gets to say who gets what and how much. :) The others had to go out and get it, but she gets to distribute it and keep a portion for herself.
I love being a stay at home mommy. I am beyond blessed that God and my husband have allowed me to do so.
The last part of the verse is really cool. The ultimate spa day, when we get to be as the wings of a dove covered with silver and yellow gold! Can't wait for that day! Somedays I feel He has given me a taste of this goodness, of His goodness when I see my family.
"Except the Lord builds the house, they labour in vain that build it..." Psalm 127:1a
builds=to build; obtain children
house=to build obtain children; a house espec family
vain= in the sense of desolating; evil (as destructive); ruin (espec guile); idolatry; uselessness; false; lying
Build our house Lord!
"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
I wish I would have listened to this verse before wehad children surgically stopped. I was selfish and prideful. Why would I want to stop a reward of God from happening?! Because I am afriad what other people will think? Because I am prideful and selfish of my time and money. For what? For things that are only temporary. Children are a HERITAGE! That means they last WAY longer than our material things.
HERITAGE= something inherited (of the Lord); occupancy; an heirloom; an estate; portion
Isn't that amazing?! Children are our inheritance from God! Woah! Let that one soak in a minute. Have you ever dreamed about how many children you would have if you lived like you believed this verse? That chiildren are His reward! What would our lives look like if there was no little pill called "birth control"? What did they do before that? HMMM.... looks like God was in charge of the number of babies per family. So what does that mean birth control is? Means WE ARE in control of the number of babies per family.
I encourage you to watch this video!
|If you live in the area, Open Door PCC has it available for you to view|
Before you fill your body with that one little tiny pill every day, please research it for yourself. Where did this little pill come from? What exactly does it do once I swallow it? Why is it so heavily advertized in this world? I encourage you to research this subject for yourself before you pop the pill. Maybe God wants to make you "a joyful mother of children." His word says that if your quiver is full of children you will be HAPPY!
Don't let the world, tv, doctors, family and friends determine your body's health and the size of your family!
What does it look like to have God be in contol of EVERY aspect of my life? Does that mean I have to give over the area of the number of children to Him if I want to surrender EVERYTHING to Him? I sure wish I would have thought this through years ago. Are you afraid what will happen if you surrender this area to God? Is God big enough to decide the number of children best for you and to provide for them?
I'm so thankful God is a God of second chances. That He has, in our family, restored what the locust have eaten. He gave us another arrow in our quiver, blessed us with another heritage from Him, and makes me to keep house and be the joyful mother of children. Praise His Glorious name!!!!!
"The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children." Psalm 115:14