Marriage and Family

Dewater 4

“The thief comes to steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly.” John 10:10

Yesterday morning, I heard an animal type of screach yelling so I looked out the window  and saw a raven flying close to the ground in the field behind the church with a rabbit chasing it… I thought that was the funniest thing, until I realized that the Raven was carrying one of the rabbits babies in its beak.

I wonder what the rabbit was thinking…“My Kid is Flying!”

Being a parent can be hard. You can be going along in life thinking everything is going pretty good, and then all of a sudden, your kid is being carried off…little did you know that he was being hunted in the first place.

We have a real enemy of our souls, the devil. He wants our kids. He will use any method he can to get them; usually he uses things that are attractive.

It was interesting to see the raven land about 25 feet away from the rabbit to get it to run after it, away from the baby. It looked as if it was trying to lure the momma away from the baby.

I think the enemy does this with parents. He tries to lure me away with enticing things to get my focus off protecting my boys. If he can get me far enough away, he swoops in and snatches them away.

Here are some things that help me stay alert in protecting my boys:

  • Think about God’s Word Everyday
  • Pray specifically for my boys Everyday
  • Spend time playing with my boys Regularly
    • Playing with my boys helps me focus on them and not on me.

Having a God and others centered heart and mind will help with the attacks of the enemy!

What are some things that help you stay alert in protecting your kids?

 

Marriage Scripture

Ephesians 5:22-33