by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – God-Ordained
So not having children is defying God and gumming up His plans? Another Nancy Campbell guilt-fear cocktail for mothers.
Isaiah 49:1 is a prophecy concerning Jesus Christ, the Messiah: “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 in a Messianic prophecy the words WOMB, BOWELS and MOTHER are stated. God is not ashamed to declare that He called His beloved Son from the WOMB of a MOTHER.
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 told Jeremiah: “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” (Jeremiah 1:5).
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 carry God-ordained destiny in your womb. Isn’t it sad when some mothers deny a life to come to being for whom God had pre-ordained plans and purposes (Ephesians 2:10)?
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