Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:58 PM

Standing for Life Begins at Home

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:58 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:58 PM

Our greatest convictions are learned by those who choose to lead in our homes. The bible says “train up a child in the way he will go and he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6). This is a clear direction and promise, that if we invest in our children, it is a solid investment. As we get older, it is easier to see the value and impact of a solid foundation in our children…and in their children. The fight in defense of life is starting much earlier than ever before. With the disturbing and extremely aggressive life-ending abortion policies coming out of NY, Chicago, and other major areas, the cultural value of life has been dismantled and degraded.

So how do we win this war on women and children? How do we save the next generation? The answer is by intentionally investing time teaching them about their identity in Christ. It isn’t a preference, our identity in Christ is God-given, it's perfect, it’s unparalleled and we are beautifully and perfectly made in the image of the awesome and inspiring Creator of all things. It is by teaching them that their decision for life isn’t really a choice at all, once conceived our identity is a truth that cannot be denied. Every life is precious, every life has a purpose. How God made us uniquely, with our own DNA, never to be duplicated, at the very moment of conception, should be protected to the highest level. At that miracle moment, a unique person, male or female is created, their building blocks for development are in place like their eye color, hair color, and blood type. They are fearfully and wonderfully made and our souls know this well.

The most powerful way to ensure our children know this is by raising them to value their God-given identity. Raising them up to be grounded in the Word of God and not the worldly cultural trends offered by their social environment with the new cultural norms which wish to take away the firm foundation that God has so carefully and purposefully given them. What they learn at home really does influence their worldview and life trajectory.

Sadly, our children’s schools have been infiltrated with undesirable information being presented to young children before it even becomes an issue on the playgrounds. Children are exposed to a variety of culturally charged information – usually inaccurate and crude – and are willingly taught it at school and online.

We encourage you to personally lead for your children’s sake in these areas of cultural confusion. Teach your children about the unparalleled blessing of their unique life, their purposeful identity as a boy or a girl, and how God created each and every one of us in his perfect image. It’s a beautiful opportunity to teach them our strength found in scripture and to reinforce the fact that none of us are ever a mistake, because God doesn’t make mistakes.

For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them. – Psalm 139:13-16

 

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