There are two significant events that occur in every human being’s life: Birth and Death. There is nothing more miraculous than to see the birth of a child, to smell and feel the soft touch of their face, and the snuggling they give when held. The parents’ joy and relief that the child is finally here and the realization of the responsibility that lies ahead. The mother’s elation of getting her body back and the enjoyment of nurturing this tiny person and guiding them through the stages of development. The father’s joy of finally seeing and holding this tiny little human being and the awakening of the weight of providing, guiding, and protecting this small human being with the desire of doing the right thing begins to soak in.
The TRUTH OF THE MATTER will prevail when motherhood and fatherhood duties, tasks, with little rest kicks in is that THIS little one has been born into a world of sin and his/her journey has just begun. Only with the help of God, His Word, and His Holy Spirit will one have the wisdom and the strength to teach and train all children to love God and walk in his principles as they as examples will do.
For the emergence out of the womb interesting enough is not even the beginning of the journey; it began before the conception and development in the womb (Jeremiah 1:4,5). The child’s DNA was already programmed, personality, and so much more during the development stages inside the womb and the arrival is yet another stage of the journey. What is heard and seen during these stages is stored as they walk through the others into adulthood.
Thus we have the “walk through the wilderness” this world (Egypt); thus we all were born into this sinful world), we all became sinners and will require guidance out of it (darkness) into the awakening (revelation of truth, Light and Life). The end of the journey represented by death (flesh) is not the end but another beginning chosen by the decision(s) we have made along the way in this life.
Spiritually, the parents (leaders) must teach, train, and guide newborns into adulthood to become effective citizens of the Kingdom of God as they walk as examples in this world themselves. We all must get in position, love, walk, teach, train, and guide in our natural and spiritual walks with the WORD OF GOD as the map (instructions) AND HOLY SPIRIT as our tour guide out of darkness (blind without revelation) and into LIGHT (revelation, protection, and guidance) until JESUS CHRIST he comes for us.
The world as we known it has changed and we must also by allowing the Holy Spirit to guide us, be determined to lean and trust The WORD. For when all is said and done in the natural (world) at birth we became a number with a birth date and when we leave it the departure date will be placed on the marker. The details of one’s life, education, and achievements may briefly be displayed or expressed on paper or spoken but the choice of where you will spend eternity was made between God and the person way before the last breath. What choices have we made, what have we taught our children (natural or spiritual)?
The world has become darker and darker and there is no more time to waste; speak, teach, train, and lead for we can not allow darkness to consume us or our love ones. Wake Up, Get Up, Stand Up, Speak Up…some may not receive but tell them anyway and let God do the rest. Seek Godly wisdom and ask for the Spirit of wisdom and discernment for we all will need it.
Finally, Solomon in Ecclesiastes 3 hits it on the nail for every human being:
Ecclesiastes 3 New King James Version (NKJV)
Everything Has Its Time
3 To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
2 A time [a]to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
3 A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
4 A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
7 A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
8 A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.
The God-Given Task
9 What profit has the worker from that in which he labors? 10 I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.
12 I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives, 13 and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.
14 I know that whatever God does,
It shall be forever.
Nothing can be added to it,
And nothing taken from it.
God does it, that men should fear before Him.
15 That which is has already been,
And what is to be has already been;
And God [b]requires an account of [c]what is past.
Injustice Seems to Prevail
16 Moreover I saw under the sun:
17 I said in my heart,
“God shall judge the righteous and the wicked,
For there is a time there for every [f]purpose and for every work.”
18 I said in my heart, “Concerning the condition of the sons of men, God tests them, that they may see that they themselves are like animals.” 19 For what happens to the sons of men also happens to animals; one thing befalls them: as one dies, so dies the other. Surely, they all have one breath; man has no advantage over animals, for all is vanity. 20 All go to one place: all are from the dust, and all return to dust. 21 Who[g] knows the spirit of the sons of men, which goes upward, and the spirit of the animal, which goes down to the earth? 22 So I perceived that nothing is better than that a man should rejoice in his own works, for that is his [h]heritage. For who can bring him to see what will happen after him?
Retrieved from biblegateway.com.
We put so much emphasis on materialistic things and other nouns which are traps and snares and not the creator of our lives and everything in it. REPENT, SHIFT our thoughts, humble ourselves, and pray (meet God in the garden in the cool of the day) as we follow the cloud by day and fire by night (Holy Spirit). AMEN AND AMEN. We must focus, focus as walk about our Father’s business. Amen and Amen.
In order to become a teacher, one must be taught,
In order to lead, one must be led,
Allow the Holy Spirit to do both….In Jesus Name