Wednesday, 24 February 2016

THE KING IS COMING!


There is a sense of expectation within the Body of Christ. Christ is coming soon for His Bride- us. And although we are told that only God knows the hour, we have been given guidelines. The apostasy and the falling away has begun. Abortion on demand has killed millions of pre-born children, homosexuals are trying to defile the sacredness of marriage, many more people are divorcing and the family unit is suffering. 

Feminism has helped destroy marriage, motherhood and home life as well as belittling the woman who desires to serve God through caring for her family. As I can attest, there are more earthquakes. Sin is abounding and life is cheap for a lot of people. God is being phased out of schools, workplaces and if possible, homes! The writing's on the wall..


© Glenys Robyn Hicks

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 

WHAT I WISH I KNEW 50 YEARS AGO!


* I realise that over 90% of the things I fretted and worried over never happened.

* If you offer food to a young child and they don't eat, they will not starve!

* That the time flies by so quickly that you should make time to enjoy your children-don't be left with regrets in the future

* It is best to keep a house that is clean enough to be healthy but dirty enough to be lived in-it will be too clean when the kids have left for good

* A self-willed child will often grow up to be a very conscientious hard worker and a loving person

* God loves my children even more than I do

* The naughtiest kid really needs the most hugs- sometimes it's an attention seeking thing

* It is more important to make your life rich in love than rich in possessions

* There is no safer place for a little child to bloom than in its own home

* A Band-Aid strip and a kiss means much more....it's that Mummy loves me and cares

* A rested Mother is the best Mother she can possibly be

* Taking time out for yourself some time during the day or night is good-Mothers shouldn't stop dreaming

* Heated disciplining arguments from the chiefs are never productive in front of little recruits-they will soon play one off against the other

* It is not unloving to encroach on your kids 'rights' and choose his friends for him- you can save yourself and him a lot of heartaches later on

* To make too much of a child is inviting disaster- soon they will make you the children and they will be masters of the house

* Stay united with your spouse in front of the children- a house divided will fall and you will come down with it

* Two heads of the house does not work- allow and encourage your husband to lead

* Pray without ceasing - we mothers need all the help we can get...and that goes on all our lives

Seek to find snatches of joy everyday as you battle through Mt Laundry etc- you will reach the mountain top all too quickly and will remember the valley as the best journey of your life!

© Glenys Robyn Hicks


“In the fear of the LORD [is] strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge ’ Proverbs 14:26  

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS ARE GOOD WIVES TOMORROW


I don’t think we realise how important our fathers are in our lives. They are taking a bigger role in children’s lives these days, but when I was a child in the 50’s, Dads went to work and mostly left the childrearing to Mums. We children knew no different. It was the norm.

Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychology states that a woman who was deprived of the natural affection a father has for his child often has trouble being a loving wife and trusting men. Now I don’t believe we can make a blanket statement like that and speak for all women- but I do believe that fathers teach us to trust men.

Sitting on Daddy’s knee and relaxing while he reads us a story or cuddles us is critical for our development of trust in people and in God as our heavenly Father. I don’t believe this is relevant just for girls. Boys need a close relationship with their fathers too- because children watch everything a father does- he is a role model. How a child relates to her/himself is often a reflection of the love or lack of that a father gives.

Fathers of today usually are split 50/50. There is the New Sensitive Guy and the Absent Guy. Often in today’s world, this is not the father’s fault. Lots of women are choosing single parenthood as an option. This is disastrous for the future generation. Everyone needs a father figure. To not know a father’s love is to my mind, a sad circumstance.

Although Freud’s statement cannot talk for all womankind, I do believe some of it is relevant today. I believe that women deprived of the masculine input that a father brings can seek to compensate for it by becoming stridently feministic and distrustful of males. Again, not all but a lot. For a Father’s input is something we seek even subconsciously and we will find someone or something to replace the emptiness and fulfil the desire to have a relationship with our father.

I think it is so beautiful that our God describes Himself as our Father. It strikes a note deep within our heart for the acceptance and love that we need from our earthly father. And it is something that the majority of people can easily relate to. For through Fatherhood, our Heavenly Father describes the attributes of the love He has for each of us.

I believe we wives should cultivate respect for our children’s fathers. We should teach our sons that this is how a father responds to his children so that they will be good fathers to our grandchildren. Our daughters should see that their father is to be respected and loved so as to help them be their husband’s help meet and in so doing be loving and responsive partners.

The cycle of generations of fatherless children is going to be a tragedy for countless families. Let us who know to respect and love our husbands cultivate a loving relationship between them and our children- that Daddy’s little boys can be strong confident men and Daddy’s little girls be sweet and loving contented wives and mothers. In doing so, we will be opening the hearts of those most precious to us to the beauty of our Heavenly Father’s loving care for us.

© Glenys Robyn Hicks


“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the Father of lights.” James 1:17a
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