WHEN DO WE START?
“Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb: and even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hears will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear” (Isaiah 46:3-4).
We continue our theme of how important it is for children to come to know Christ at a young age.
Isaiah 49:1 says, “The Lord hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.”
Isaiah 49:5 says, “And now, saith the Lord, that formed me from the womb to be his servant.”
Let’s read Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
Let’s go to the New Testament. When was John the Baptist filled with the Holy Ghost? In his twenties? Or when he began his ministry? No. He was filled with the Holy Ghost in his mother’s womb (Luke 1:15).
When did God call the apostle Paul to the ministry? At the time of his astounding conversion? No. God called him and separated him to preach the Gospel to the heathen from his mother’s womb (Galatians 1:15).
God’s hand is mightily upon your child while in the womb. Even beyond that, God knew your child before conception. He recorded all the days of his life in a book before he was even fashioned in the womb (Psalm 139:14-17). God’s hand is upon your child at every stage of life. In fact, God carries us until our hairs are grey (Isaiah 46:3-4; 63:9c).
If God’s hand is so mightily upon your child from the womb, why we would stop Scriptural training at birth and wait until we think they have come to a certain stage of intelligence before they can embrace Christ into their life? Do we know better than God?
And how do we receive Christ into our lives? By faith (Galatians 3:2, 26; Ephesians 2:8-9; 3:17). It is not by our works. It is not by our intelligence, but by faith. And children usually have a stronger faith than adults, as they have not yet become contaminated with unbelief and humanistic reasoning.
Trust God to continue revealing Himself to your child and your children. Expect them to receive Christ at any early age. Pray that they will experience God in wonderful and remarkable ways. Include them in your morning and evening Family Devotions. The more God’s Word fills their hearts and minds, the more they will be filled with faith and ready for the revelation of God’s truths.
Raise children who are strong in the Lord from an early age. Don’t wait for the enemy to sow tares in their hearts.
Love from Nancy Campbell
“I thank you, Father, for your great love and mercy upon my children. I thank you for your hand and destiny that is upon them from the womb. Please help me to give every opportunity to my little children to understand and know you. Amen.”
I am raising warriors for God from the womb.