- A basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not.
- Two or more people who share goals and values, have long-term commitments to one another, and reside usually in the same dwelling place
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We are not here to shelter them from all that life blows at them. We are not here to guard them and protect them from every hardship and trial, we are here to guide them through it. How do we grow and especially grow closer to God? It is usually through a trial we are going through or some reason to 'really pray', right? Let's get in the trenches with our children. The Lord calls us to help the broken and hurting...if at the expense of some of our own comfort and children's comfort--then yes! That is what we are to do. King David said, "I will not offer a sacrifice to you God that does not cost me anything". This is what we are called to do as Christians. When we lay down our life, we find our life. When we do what is right on behalf of the needy, we are doing it unto the Lord and the fruit will abound. Will our children complain or act 'put out'? uh, at times, possibly. But hang in there. Will they learn to give and care and love? quite possibly yes. They will learn to 'obey God's command' to love others and go into all the world, when you do. They will learn to follow you when you lay down your life. They will learn to care when you do. Go. Do. Listen to that call. No matter. Ruffled feathers at times? possibly yes. But the thing I know about feathers is that they will lay back down after a little while. :)
As we wait to hear about Kaylee's availability over the next couple weeks, I am even more encouraged and motivated to be a voice for the orphan. I am also reminded that we are all orphans. Even my children, we are all orphans in need of a loving Father--our Heavenly Father. We are lost on our own. We were bought at a price. The price of Jesus on the cross. As we walk by His Spirit today and wait on His leading let us remember that He is Sovereign. Let's trust Him more today than we did yesterday. Let's fear less. Let's ask Him what He has called us to do. Logic aside. He is bigger and more logical than us. Let's do it.