"Our Christian children are soldiers in a real, live, dangerous war. We will not be able to shield them for long from the hardships, dangers and fighting. They are called to go to war by the Captain of hosts Himself, and they will each face battles that we cannot fight for them.
We know the enemy we face is “our enemy,” and we know the battle is “our fight”. However, do we know it is our children’s as well?
We dare not forget! The consequences are too dire.
We must hold firmly to the truth that we are soldiers in war time and, as such, we must fight. And we must be dedicated to training those in our care for the lifetime of constant war they will face and are even now experiencing.
The Lord has sovereignly placed many future warriors in our homes, entrusting them to us for a brief time of training. Let us not squander that time! Let us hold firmly to the truth that we are not just raising children; we are raising an army of soldiers for our King.
Should the Lord tarry, our Christian children will be the ones to man our battle stations when we are called home from the fight, just as we have fought in the stead of those faithful saints who have already exchanged their swords for crowns.
One day the Prince of Peace will return and put an end to all resistance to His reign. On that day, all war will cease, and at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth (Philippians 2:10). Until that day, may we--and our children--be found faithful in the fight."
~Molly Evert, Counter Cultural Mom, The Best of Visionary Womanhood
What a great excerpt! I am so thankful that the battle has already been won and that Christ stands victorious, and our efforts are not in vain, aren't you?
"Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world." 1 John 4:4
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