THE BLESSING OF YOUR WOMB
"He will LOVE thee, and BLESS thee, and MULTIPLY thee: he will also BLESS the fruit of thy womb"
Genesis 49:25 talks about the "blessings of the breasts, and of the womb." Blessings? Yes, God says they are His blessings to us as women. But they are ultimately His blessings to the whole world for without them mankind would come to a screeching halt!
THE WOMB IS A NESTING PLACE
One of the meanings of womb is "a place where something originates and develops." The womb is the commencement of life, the beginning and continuing of generations, the origin of dynasties to come, and also the filling of eternity. Every precious life that is conceived in the womb is an eternal soul who will live forever. The power of the womb is eternal.
Woman is a compound of two words, womb and man. Every woman is a "womb man." Her womb differentiates her from man. Why then do many women deny their womb? Close off their womb? Makes sure it cannot function? It is the deception of Satan who hates life.
THE WOMB IS OUR SEAT OF COMPASSION
Not only is the womb a nesting place of life, it is also the source of our emotions and our compassion. It is amazing that the word womb in the Bible is interchangeable between the physical womb of a woman and God's compassion, tender love, and mercy. When we embrace our womb, we not only have the privilege of conceiving an eternal soul, but the honor of revealing God's compassion and love to the world.
THE WOMB IS A FORMING PLACE
It is amazing to think that God formed His only Son in the womb of a woman, the same way that every child comes into the world. What high honor God places upon the womb. He could have brought His Son into the world in any manner of ways, but He chose the womb. He formed His people Israel from the womb and thus every child that comes into the world (Psalm 139:14-16; Isaiah 44:2, 24 and 49:5; Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:30, 31; and 2:21).
THE WOMB IS A CALLING PLACE
It is from the womb that God called His son to be His servant (Isaiah 49:1) and it is from the womb that God calls each child He creates in His image. Every new creation is not conceived and formed for nothingness, but for a purpose and destiny. They are called from the womb to serve--to serve God in the particular way His has planned from the beginning of time. If Jesus Christ Himself was called to serve, rather than being served, how much more should we embrace a life of serving? And also teach our children that they are born to serve.
THE WOMB IS A PLACE OF DESTINY
Isaiah 49:1 is a prophecy concerning Jesus Christ, the Messiah, although it can also refer to Israel as well: "Listen, O isles, unto me, and hearken, ye people, from far; The Lord hath called me from the womb, from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name." What a beautiful thing that a Messianic prophecy uses the words WOMB, BOWELS and MOTHER. God is not ashamed to declare that He called His beloved Son from the WOMB of a MOTHER (Luke 1:31; .
Just as Christ Himself was called and spoken by name from the womb of his mother, so God continues to call sons and daughters from the womb. From the womb they are created and called to a life of fellowship with God and service to Him. The womb is where life and destiny begin.
God has a plan and destiny for each one of your children, including the one you may now be carrying in your womb. What a privilege to bear God-ordained destiny in your physical body. Isn't it sad when some mothers deny a life to come to being for whom God has pre-ordained plans and purposes (Ephesians 2:10)?
Let's read what God says about his servant, the prophet in Jeremiah 1:5: "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet to the nations." Here we read four things about Jeremiah while he was in the womb.
1) God formed him.
2) God knew him (in fact, even before He formed him). How can someone abort a life whom God KNOWS and is forming and fashioning in the womb?
3) God sanctified him. The word sanctified is qadash and means "to be set apart as a holy vessel, purified, dedicated, consecrated." God sets us apart in the womb for the purpose of living a holy life. He creates us for holiness and to be created more and more into His image, not for uncleanness and sin.
4) God appointed his destiny as a prophet to the nations. God appoints the destiny of each child in the womb (although sadly, many may not walk in that destiny). Psalm 139:16 (HCSB) says: "Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in Your book and PLANNED before a single one of them began."
The womb is such an amazing and powerful place-- God-filling, God-working, God-fashioning, God-calling, and God-ordaining.
Embrace your womb. Give thanks to God for your womb. Protect your womb. It is very much who you are as a woman. Ask your husband to pray for God's protection over your womb each day.
Blessings from NANCY CAMPBELL
"Thank you, dear Father God, for Your perfect design in creating me as a woman. You chose to bless me with a womb, an anointed sanctuary of compassion and destiny where you create life for this world and eternity. Thank you for the privilege of being a woman and to cooperate with You in bringing forth eternity into the world. Amen."
I am blessed beyond measure. I have no higher privilege than embracing a life from God in my womb.