Wonderful women of the Most High,
You may wish to listen to this neat inspiring message by Voddie Baucham centrality of the home http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/viewcat.php?op=&cid=696 I am having the same thing, sore breast, nausea, irritable, etc. I keep taking tests,. they keep coming back negative. I was wondering if the Lord is telling me that we will start having spiritually babies... ;-)( we have quite a few ministry type things taking place over here.. We are also treading carefully down our adoption journey and perhaps the Lord is allowing me to feel the each of steps as one who is carrying a baby to term.
I just wanted to encourage you, though I am very radical and different than most... It is the The Lord that open and closes the womb. The Lord knows what is best for your life and your family. Besides that, we are so fickle as mere finite humans that we don't even KNOW what we want, we only THINK we know. There are so many things that I have sought after in this little life that I thought I needed. Only to discover that they were fleshly desires or worldly goals that brought only temporary satisfaction. On the other hand, there were thinbirth control, profamily, large family, trusting Gogs I never even knew that I wanted that are my most valued and treasured possessions! ( My husband, children) In His Word when someone gets pregnant, it speaks about " God visited her." (meaning she conceives a child.) Isn't that beautiful? Each baby has a purpose and a plan and God knits it together. An eternal soul that lives long after our worldly possessions have rotted away. The bible says children are a blessing and the result of God's Goodness, something to be desired and sought after. In Our culture we are so anti God, anti child and anti family, hedonistic, and self serving that we have really lost priority of what is really eternal and important to our Lord. (PEOPLE!) Even as Christians. I know many Christians that make many MANY life changing decisions all without ever seeking the Lord's opinion or guidance. But if He is Lord ( master) how can that be? I heard a quote that "He is either Lord of all or not Lord at all." Below, I have included the Definition of Lord.
Lord There are various Hebrew and Greek words so rendered. (1.) Heb. Jehovah, has been rendered in the English Bible LORD, printed in small capitals. This is the proper name of the God of the Hebrews. The form "Jehovah" is retained only in Ex. 6:3; Ps. 83:18; Isa. 12:2; 26:4, both in the Authorized and the Revised Version. (2.) Heb. 'adon, means one possessed of absolute control. It denotes a master, as of slaves (Gen. 24:14, 27), or a ruler of his subjects (45:8), or a husband, as lord of his wife (18:12). The old plural form of this Hebrew word is _'adonai_. From a superstitious reverence for the name "Jehovah," the Jews, in reading their Scriptures, whenever that name occurred, always pronounced it _'Adonai_. (3.) Greek kurios, a supreme master, etc. In the LXX. this is invariably used for "Jehovah" and "'Adonai."
BTW, birth control has only existed in the last century. (before Margaret Sanger start planned Parenthood.) ( a VERY wicked organization. ) http://www.dianedew.com/sanger.htm http://www.eadshome.com/MargaretSanger.htm www.blackgenociDE.COM
Women had to do what they've always done... trust God to open and close the womb and guide there hearts and homes. ;-) I am not saying you are using BIRTH CONTROL... but if any here do.. do you know that many BC like the pill, IUD, and the DP shots CAUSE pregnancy then causes your body to abort? YIKES! there is LOTS of info on this omline. You may wish to prayerfully seek another option. Grandma Becky posted an article about this not to long ago, you can do a search on our site.
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service" (Rom. 12:1).We need to, as the body of Christ, be focused on seeking God's plan and vision for our lives and families instead of our own agenda's. I don't know what that may be for each person. but I encourage each of you to seek His face in ALL things. HE May call you to do some things you never thought of and He may want you to do some really hard things, and He May call you to STOP doing certain things. But, the beauty of walking with our GLORIOUS Lord and Savior is that He knows what He is doing at all times and in all things! I encourage each person here to humbly and prayerfully SEEK HIS FACE asking Him to show you any hidden sin, and to cleanse it. If we have been holding on to secular ideas, Lord open our eyes. If we have been Master of leading our own lives Lord teach us to SURRENDER to your will, YIELD to you, to boldly serve and follow after you. Ask Him to give you His heart, His eyes, and His vision. Ask Him what parts of your life are you holding on to and what parts of your life does He want you to change. We hold on to areas of our lives and things we refuse to give it up. Like a toddler holding on to a knife, our heavenly Father patiently waits with His hand open, gently asking us to give it over to Him, so we don't wound ourselves in the process of holding on tightly. He won't just yank it out of our hands. He waits for us to lay it down on our own.
Free will ya know! ;-)
As believers, our bodies are not our own, nor is our time or this life our own. Ask Him what He wants to do with your body, your life, and your family. Ask Him to use you for HIS GLORY! This will not look like everybody else, but it will be Him guiding those decisions and their is FREEDOM in not having to Have all the answers or thinking that I have to make all these hard decisions myself. I don't have to worry about "messing things up." ;-) Love to you and your precious families. Having a BLAST in Christ! Alida bondservant of Jesus
The Kingdom of God is not just talking; it is living by God's power." 1 Cor 4:20
The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing. But in our culture, we apply for a curse and reject a blessing. Something is terribly wrong with this picture.
~Doug Phillips, Vision Forum Ministries