Our Little Arrows

Monday, October 5, 2015

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
are the children of one's youth."
Psalms 123:3-5 ESV

Dear Mothers,

Hello there mama. How are you doing today? I wanted to write to you to talk about your calling. 
Did you know you are a warrior? Yes, you indeed are a warrior.
 What is the war you are called to fight? Well that's an easy one. You are at war with the world for the direction of your child. 
Ah, your child! Your very own gift directly from God. Yes, God Himself The Creator of the universe, gave you each of your children. In fact, He created them specifically to be handled, loved, cared for, and protected by you. Wow! You must be spectacular to be selected fro such a great call. You must be an incredible warrior. 
So mom, did you know that if you are a warrior your children are your arrows
"Like arrows in the hand of a warrior", says the Psalm. 


What are you suppose to do with arrows? Well if an arrow is used as a weapon it must be sharp, sturdy, and strong. Our children must be sharp, sturdy and strong. We are the ones called to care for them so we must make sure this is exactly what they are. One cannot give what they do not possess. If a warrior has no strength they have no ability to sharpen their arrows. 

So mama I have a couple of questions for you. 
Are you strong enough to sharpen yours?
What tool will you use to do the job of sharpening? 

"... and the sword of The Spirit, which is the Word of God." Ephesians 6:17

"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart." Hebrews 4:12

I guess the real question is, are you in the word of God? 
You see mama, warrior, God has given us a tool that is so powerful it is the only tool we need. It is His living Word. The bible is so active and so powerful it is all we need. In it we find strength. With it we have power. Through it we become more like Him. In becoming like Him we have everything we need to tend to our arrows. With His Word we can sharpen our children and prepare them to launch in the right direction. 

Our children are our arrows, the very thing we will launch into the world. Where they will land, we do not know. How far they will go, we have no clue. There is an assurance in launching our children though. That assurance is that they will land exactly where God has called them to land and there they will be used as a weapon in this war. If only we sharpen them, if only we can be strong and intentional warriors. 

Strengthen yourself mama, you warrior. God trusted us with these arrows and through His Word we will absolutely find all we need to strengthen them well. They are God's gift to us and they are our gift to the world. Every moment we spend with them is an opportunity for sharpening. Be intentional and acknowledge how great a call it is to be handling them, to be sharpening them.

They are your arrows, prepare them well.

xoxo Jalyssa 

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