In one of my recent posts I talked about how Louis and I were thinking about giving up birth control completely and letting God have complete control of that area of our lives.
I kept looking for an excuse as to why God would not want us to do this, and I couldn’t find one! It all comes down to, why would God not want us to trust Him? No reason that I could think of seemed to be big enough that God would want us to trust ourselves instead of Him. So we’re taking the plunge and giving up birth control. I think it’s easier for me right now because my youngest is 13 months, so having another child right now doesn’t seem as scary..Hopefully I’ll be able to stay strong when I have a newborn and the possibility of pregnancy is real even then.
Please pray for my family and I that we would be able to stay strong in our trust in God. I’m expecting to receive a lot of negative opinions about this, so please pray that we could answer in a way that God approves, and not with frustration or anger if everyone tries to tell us we’re crazy.
Last night in my ladies’ accountability group one friend was talking about how we should, as Christians, be noticeably different from those living of the world, when in reality, we still worry about money, we still are concerned with material things and with what others think of us. This is a huge leap of faith for us, and I know that if we just keep our trust in God He will use us for great things. Hopefully we can be a shining example of Christ’s love.
Psalm 127:3-5 (New King James Version)
3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
5 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;
They shall not be ashamed,
But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.