Armed with God

Kids are so precious. It’s something about being around children that makes us feel reconnected with our own innocence. Back, before I started seeing the world for what it really was. When your a kid, the world looks so different.  It’s kind of like the story of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. They were clean, pure, and without sin. Once they ate from the tree, their innocence was gone and was now with sin. As parents, we want to protect our children and their innocence for as long as we can.

Kids see everything. As a parent of 3 children, let me just say that the struggle has been too real trying to protect my children’s innocence. There are so many things I never want my children to ever have to experience in life. The reality of that is that one day they will. So, as a parent, how do you protect them from something you literally can’t completely protect them from? The answer Is simple… God is the only answer. Properly teaching our children about God may be the difference between life and death for that child one day. The truth is, Parents won’t always be there for every bad moment, or struggle, or heartbreak they will go through so we have to equipped our children with the word, sword, and shield of God! Teach them to be praying warriors for God.

My oldest son Has his first big heartbreak recently. It was so hard as his mother to not have been able to protect him from that. Then to top it all off, unfortunately, as few months later, he had his second big heartbreak and once again, I was unable to stop it. I watched my baby’s innocence disappear. This time was the worst. He began acting out, his grades began to drop. He was giving up. It was like life stood still for a moment and my baby was lost in the darkness of his own mind. His eyes became empty and I could even see the pain in his eyes. I did as only a mother could do. Which was do any and everything to help him find his light again. Nothing was working. He got worse and he started lying to me about little things, and then big things. He was numb. So I did something that was probably the most important thing I could have ever done as his mother, I prayed with him. I hugged him and kissed him. I told my son that I loved him no matter what. Most importantly, I reminded him that God loved him most of all and that he is a child of God and that means everything!  As soon as I spoke those words to my son, I looked in his eyes filled with tears and I saw love and innocence back in my baby’s eyes. All of his pain just faded away in an instant of speaking Gods truth to him.

I had to parent from God’s perspective and not my own!

The best gift/weapon of protection that a parent can ever give their child is the knowledge and understanding of God and his Love for us as his children and creation!

THEREFORE, IF ANYONE IS IN CHRIST, THE NEW CREATION HAS COME, THE OLD HAS GONE, THE NEW IS HERE!

2 CORINTHIANS 5:17

There will be may heartbreaking moments that our children will face in life but with a strong foundation in the word of God, they can step out faith in any situation knowing that he is always with them. No weapon formed against them shall prosper!IMG_20171002_015711_709

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