Sunday, January 8, 2012

Warriors Not Inconviences

Sitting in church today, I listened to a woman share how God has called her to India to work with the human trafficking. I began to think about how the innocence of our children is under attack in every aspect of society. Years ago, children were to be seen and not heard. Now, children are to be viewed as expenses, inconvenient, not the right timing, messy, dirty, noisy, making us take "breaks" from our careers and a nuisance.

I find it so interesting that child sex slave trafficking is effecting millions of children, children made led to feel unwanted, unloved, used and abused. Children are being forced into military violence of the most heinous of kinds. Babies are being aborted left and right. Children are taught that their voice is less of importance- we do not care what you have to say. They are being forced to grow up too soon via television, toys, movies, video games, clothing, etc. All of this reinforces that children are not important. We can say all we want, but the truth is if we don't protect and preserve that which is important, it truly is not important.

I want you to know, child, that my career is being put on hold while I take a break and raise you for a bit. When you are older, I am going to get back into the game so I don't mess my up chances for advancements. I'm missing out on a lot of money, raises and bonuses right now. Child, you were not exactly born at the right time. Financially, we weren't ready for you. I wish we would have waited.

It's because of you, that this is wrong and that is wrong. If you weren't here, things would be going so much smoother. In our western mindset, we will have children when it is to our selfish convenience. In other parts of the world, when the family is poor or a child is unwanted many times are "released"- thrown into a world of sex, darkness and destruction. How will they ever learn to love when they are have never been loved?

As I sat in church, listening to a woman expressing a passion of mine that I have not quite figured out how to make it work with my current lifestyle, aka: FULL time mama- I began to pray and ask God to use other women and men like this woman to fight the good fight and pull down the dark, demonic strongholds of satan.

See, satan gets this. Children are our future. If we stop having them, destroy their innocence, make them grow up into mini adults when they are too young, force them into sex slavery and pummel their souls- then his goal will be accomplished. How will they be active and productive members of society, able to function with a mature mindset full of empathy and compassion when their childhoods were stolen? What are we to do? The odds are stacked against us!

PRAY! Oh mighty warriors of God pray. Pray for the pulling down of strongholds, praying for the mighty hand of God to crush satan's head and his tactics. There are future doctors, missionaries, dentists, lawyers, mamas, daddies, farmers, social workers, midwives, pastors and artists screaming out in the depths of satans lair for a chance, a fighting chance to be a child- a child of God.

They need to be loved. Cherish your children. Your child is the future. Never allow the lies of the enemy to deter us from our calling. NEVER allow the lie of " this isn't good enough" or " I should be doing more" to move you away from your home base, your home. We are raising world changers- after we are dead and gone, should Jesus not come back yet- they will be carrying the torch to the dark places, tearing down strongholds and moving mountains in the name of Jesus! Hallelujah!

Pray, oh children of God. There is a future doctor who desires to heal women, to birth forth in joy children, who is caught in the diabolical cycle of sex trafficking now, you may not be able to reach her, but someone will- pray for that someone. They are listening to God.

I will raise my children to be warriors. They are called to a mighty and exalted calling, not because I have proclaimed it but out of the mouth of God it HAS BEEN SPOKEN! Walk forward in confidence- Children are a blessing and they are God's, not ours. Children are not inconvenient, they are precious in the sight of their Maker. Look at your child, and see the child that God sees- for when you look in his/her precious eyes who will weep at the unseen potential - potential that the world calls "inconvenient" " commodity" " worthless". Potential that makes the devil tremble, potential that moves the heart of the Commander of Heaven. Fight now- for the future of our children is on the front lines! Now is the time, do not wait!

Blessed are the poor in spirit:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek:
for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:
for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful:
for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart:
for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers:
for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:3-10 - Jesus

1 comment:

Mary Broussard said...

Wow, Amanda. So poignant and powerful. Thank you for being a voice to those who have no opportunity to plead for themselves. Love this.