“A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.” ~ Chuck Swindoll.
Whether you are newly married, already married or planning to be married, one thing is certain; you shall raise a family someday and these keys will guide you succeed in doing so. When I watch events in the news and observe the increases in crime rate, I can only conclude one thing; the family unit is disintegrating. Social media distractions, economic pressures and the desire to quickly amass wealth have led many to neglect those around them. A child’s foundation of a prosperous life starts at home. The building blocks to a successful enterprise start at home. The best scientific inventions start from your home. Here is what the Bible says:
Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.
Our verse above is very remarkable. It says children are a heritage form the Lord; it goes further to say that they are like arrows in the hands of a warrior. If you have an arrow, what do you usually do with it? You aim at a target and launch the arrow. This is what this verse is saying. Your child has been given to you from heaven to aim at your target and launch. Let me give you an example. You might be broke right now and have been asking God to bless you. God might bless you through a child. What you need to do is to train that child, provide love and affirm that child. When your child grows up to become a soccer star, a bank manager or a famous musician etc, your poverty for many years shall be over. The famous basketball star Michael Jordan was once the answer to the prayer of a poor mother. The famous Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo was God’s gift to a desperate family. The freedom fighter and international icon, Nelson Mandela, was God’s response to the tears of a nation.
Father, I thank you for the blessings and answered prayers through my children. I am delighted that you have shown me your love by sending these children to me. Give me the grace to train them to walk in your path and to attain greater heights in life, in Jesus name.