Psalm 127:3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
The Psalmist is telling us that all things come from the grace of God and without God in the equation our efforts are useless. Verses 3-5 speaks directly about the blessing of children. Our children are gifts from the Lord, they belong to Him, but he gives us strength and wisdom to raise them. Our role is to raise and prepare them to be sent out as part of God’s plan.
I must recognize that God is soverign and in control of all things. God, has blessed me with children that are His not mine. My role is to shepherd them, raise them in the knowledge of the Lord and for God to mature them to be released like arrows prepared to serve the Kingdom. I will rely on God, through His word and prayer, for strength, wisdom and discernment to raise His children that he has given me the privilege of being their earthly father. God has entrusted me with this responsibility, not to be taken lightly or think it will all be good, happen easily or without sharing the love of Christ. The minute I think I am doing this alone and face adversity I am likely to punt/checkout. All things come to us by the grace of God, especially the blessing to raise His children prepared to serve the Kingdom.
Thank you for the privilege, gift to raise your children. Let your Spirit give me strength to have wisdom, discernment to shepherd them to you.