My heart is to become a true “sender,” one who hold’s the rope here, while my very precious friends are on the front lines serving abroad for His namesake. I often wonder what would make me a good sender? I need to pray. I need to give financially. If I were going to pick a topic about being a sender to write about what would I say? The truth is the Lord just kept bringing back to my heart, if I want to be a true sender, I need to prepare to send my own children. Yes! That’s it! My prayer and my goal as a mom should be to prepare little Kingdom workers for the battle. All of us moms may think: “That’s easy, I can check that off, I dedicated them and told the Lord I would give them back to Him for anyway he would want to use them for His glory.” But did I mean it? Am I really able to give them to God, even if that means them going to the other side of the world, possibly to a closed country where they could be killed? I want to be able to say that I am a true sender, and sender of my own.
I have listed three ways the Lord has been showing me how to truly prepare to send my children:
I. Prepare my heart
I must truly place my children on the altar, and give them to God, to be used in anyway He sees fit. I think of the verses in Psalm 127: 3-4 that say: “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.” . Are we raising little arrows for the Heritage of the Lord, and are they His reward? Or do we put them on a pedestal and act like they are our heritage and our reward?
II. Prepare their Heart
How can we prepare their little hearts for their perfect place in the Lord’s work? How do we guide them to the Lord’s will, and not our own ideas and plans for their life? Ephesians 1:17-19: “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.” We can pray that their little hearts are flooded with light and truth, so they can fully understand the promise of their future.
III. Prepare the way
Proverbs 22:6 says: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
I have so many amazing friends on the mission field. They are our present day, real live heroes! I truly believe that! I need to tell Thatcher and Tinsley of the stories of Moroccan women becoming believers, show them pictures of our friends baptizing in China, and remind them that our one and only reason for being on this earth is to Bring Maximum Glory to Christ.
Romans 14:8 says, “For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.” We are the Lord’s. Our children are the Lord’s to bring Glory unto Himself. I pray I can be a true sender, and first prepare my children to do their part in Reaching the World in our generation.