Your Armor

A- ALWAYS PRAY
R- RESPONSIBILITY
M- MAKE MISTAKES
O- OPPORTUNITY
R- ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES

ALWAYS PRAY
-POWER OF A PRAYING PARENT
-PHILIPPIANS 4:6 DO NOT BE ANXIOUS ABOUT ANYTHING, BUT IN EVERYTHING BY PRAYER AND PETITION, WITH THANKSGIVING, PRESENT YOUR REQUESTS TO GOD
-JAMES 1:5 IF ANY OF YOU LACKS WISDOM, HE SHOULD ASK GOD WHO GIVES GENEROUSLY TO ALL WITHOUT FINDING FAULT, AND IT WILL BE GIVEN TO HIM

RESPONSIBILITY
-YORU RESPONSIBILITY TO YOUR CHILD AT THIS POINT IS TO SHOW THEM THE LOVE GOD, LOVE YOUR SPOUSE WELL, PRAY OVER YOUR CHILD, SING SONGS TO THEM
-GOD HAS CHOSEN YOU TO PARENT THIS CHILD, KNOWING NO ONE CAN BETTER MOTHER THEM THAN YOU!
-HEBREWS 2:13 OUT CHILDREN ARE A GIFT, BUT ON WITH A PURPOSE
-DEUT. 6:5-7 LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH. THESE COMMANDMENTS THAT i GIVE YOU TODAY ARE TO BE UPON YOUR HEARTS. IMPRESS THEM ON YOUR CHILDREN. TALK ABOUT THEM WHEN YOU SIT AT HOME WHEN YOU SIT, WHEN YOU WALK ALONG THE ROAD AND WHEN YOU LIE DOWN AND WHEN YOU GET UP.

MAKE MISTAKES
-ALLOW YOURSELF GRACE TO TRY NEW THINGS. PROBLEMS AND MISHAPS WILL HAPPEN – ALLOW YOURSELF THE ABILITY TO ADAPT
-SPOUSE, PARENTS AND WISE Christian FRIENDS MAY ALSO BE CONSULTED BECAUSE GOD CREATED US TO LIVE IN A COMMUNITY
-RESIST THE NEED TO DO IT ALL PERFECTLY ALL THE TIME. BE AWARE OF YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR YOURSELF
MATTHEW 6:34 THEREFORE DO NOT WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW, FOR TOMORROW WILL WORRY ABOUT ITSELF. EACH DAY HAS ENOUGH TROUBLE OF ITS OWN.

OPPORTUNITY
– FOCUS ON THE IMPORTANT, NOT JUST THE URGENT. BE FRUITFUL, NOT JUST PRODUCTIVE. SPEND TIME FOCUSING ON BABY AND NOT DOING OTHER THINGS. BETTER TO TACKLE LAUNDRY AND DISHES OR HAVE A MINUTE WITH GOD AND THE CHILD HE HAS GIVEN YOU?
– FRIENDSHIPS CHANGE; COMMUNITY IS GOD GIVEN. SEEK CHRISTIAN WOMEN AND MOMS TO WALK-THROUGH THIS TIME WITH YOU AND MENTOR AND ENCOURAGE YOU IN THIS JOURNEY. ALLOW THEM TO BE YOUR RIGHT-HAND WHEN YOU NEED THEM. ALLOW THEM TO SUPPORT YOU. GO TO THEM WITH CONCERNS, PROBLEMS, QUESTIONS.
-ISAIAH 40:11 HE TENDS HIS FLOCK LIKE A SHEPHERD; HE GATHER THE LAMS IN HIS ARMS AND CARRIES THEM CLOSE TO HIS HEART; HE GENTLY LEADS THOSE THAT HAVE YOUNG

ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES
-IT IS NORMAL TO FEEL RESENTFUL TOWARD THE BABY OR HUSBAND ABOUT CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE
-TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS
IT’S OK TO CALL THE DOCTOR OR NURSE AND ASK QUESTIONS
-ISAIAH 41:10 SO DO NOT FEAR, FOR i AM WITH YOU; DO NOT BE DISMAYED, FOR i AM YOUR GOD. i WILL STRENGTHEN YOU AND HELP YOU; i WILL UPHOLD YOU WITH MY RIGHTEOUS RIGHT HAND.

PUT THE ARMOR OF CHRIST ON YOUR CHILD EVERYDAY, AND THAT ABOUT WRAPS IT UP. gOD IS STRONG, AND HE WANTS YOU STRONG. SO TAKE EVERYTHING THE MASTER HAS SET OUT FOR YOU, WELL-MADE WEAPONS OF THE BEST MATERIALS. AND PUT THEM TO USE SO YOU WILL BE ABLE TO STAND UP TO EVERYTHING THE DEVIL THROWS YOUR WAY. THIS IS NO AFTERNOON ATHLETIC CONTEST THAT WE WILL WALK AWAY FROM AND FORGET ABOUT IN A COUPLE OF HOURS. THIS IS FOR KEEPS, A LIFE-OR-DEATH FIGHT TO THE FINISH AGAINST THE DEVIL AND ALL HIS ANGELS, BE PREPARED. YOU’RE UP AGAINST FAR MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE ON YOUR OWN. TAKE ALL THE HELP YOU CAN GET, EVERY WEAPON GOD HAS ISSUED, SO THAT WHEN IT’S ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTING YOU’LL STILL BE ON YOUR FEET. TRUTH, RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, FAITH AND SALVATION ARE MORE THAN WORDS. LEARN HOW TO APPLY THEM. YOU’LL NEED THEM THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE. GOD’S WORD IS AN INDISPENSABLE WEAPON. IN THE SAME WAY, PRAYER IS ESSENTIAL IN THIS ONGOING WARFARE. PRAY HARD AND LONG. PRAY FOR YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS. KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN. KEEP EACH OTHERS SPIRITS UP SO THAT NO ONE FALLS BEHIND OR DROPS OUT. EPHESIANS 6:10-18

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