It is saddening to note how much parents prepare for every other thing but little for an important issue. I have watched prospective couple plan ahead for their wedding, plan for the future but plan little about this matter. Some actually plan for this particular matter which God himself carefully planned for with so much levity and little substantial backup, negligence to the man within and poor execution plans. Negligence of this matter has left the family, the church and even the world helpless. This matter which has received little consideration and insignificant execution plan is the actual FUTURE in disguise.
In the contemporary society, many have done so much to have this gift, many throw huge parties and call it “Baby Shower” just to show off their happiness in anticipation for their bundle of joy.
Let me ask “Are you sure what you just got is a bundle of joy to your family and the society in entirety?”
If Abubakar Shekau, Mohammed Yusuf, Jaber A. Elbaneh, Hitler’s moms were to be pregnant for them at this time, what made you think they wouldn’t throw a baby shower?
Many mighty have failed, some felt their succession plans were superb because they had their kids live and learn in the developed world but at the eleventh hour discovered their failure.
God said” let us make man in our own IMAGE, after our LIKENESS, and that they have dominion…” (Gen. 1:26). I understand that much more than what people know are involved in making a child become And remain the bundle of joy he is.
Taking bearing on Genesis 1:16 which shows where God did what he has given us permission to do (Procreation), the questions now are as a parent:
- Whose image reflects through you? No matter how much plan you have, you can’t raise what is different from what you are. Do you fear and honour God? Does God’s image reflect through you? If not, how would you say ” LETT US MAKE MAN IN OUR OWN IMAGE?”(1 Corinthians 11:7)
- What is your image and likeness? God who made us in his image never refer us to be what he is not. For everything he asked us to be, such righteousness and holiness, he asked us in reference to him(1 Peter 1:16). Would you proudly want to raise your kids in the image or likeness of you?
- How much investment do you make in the place of prayer? Adam gave names to every creature God brought to him. As prospective parents, what investment of the word have you made in the lives of the children God will soon bring to you. (Genesis 2:19)
- May God give us strength to break the backbone of poor parenting. How prepared are you?
THINK ABOUT IT.