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A Gift for God

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ImageAbout a year ago, I asked God for a baby.  He heard me and sent me my son Julian.  Before I made this request, I knew I wanted to give my children to God, especially my firstborn.  What better hands to place my child than The Almighty’s?  Therefore, as a form of gratitude, I consecrate my son, Julian, to God.  I want his life, as well as mine, to be for the Lord.

Thousands of years ago, the Lord said to Moses, “Consecrate to me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and beast; it is mine.” (Exodus 13:2).  One might say that we are no longer under the Law of Moses and are thus not required to give God our firstborn.  But, because His Spirit dwells in me and His laws are written in my heart, my deepest desire is to keep them.  God is so good to me; I cannot help but feel an immense gratitude towards Him.  God didn’t hold back His only begotten Son for me.  It is a pleasure and a privilege to do the same for Him (1 John 4:19).

God has put us on this earth to do His works.  He has made my husband and I Julian’s parents, which comes with great responsibility.  The Lord knows we don’t know how to raise a child.  We need His guidance.  I ask my Father to guide us through His Holy Spirit so that we may direct our son in the path of righteousness.  Since I have given Julian to God, I ask Him to be with us in every decision we make regarding our son’s life.  I ask God to give us the wisdom, courage, and discipline to teach Julian about His truth, His Word, His love, His church, His sacrifice, His will for mankind, and His plan for us as children of God.

We will have weak moments.  Sometimes we may not want to discipline Julian or we may not be good examples for him to follow.  I know that I will not always agree with God’s decision for his life, but I ask the Father to put me in my place when that time comes and have His way with us.  I know I won’t like it at the time, but I also know that I will be grateful for it afterwards (Heb 12:11).  May God’s will be done in our lives always.  May we always live for Him!