When I think of the word host I think of hosting a child. I immediately think of some sort of exchange program.
An exchange student is a high school- or college-aged person who travels abroad to live in a new country as part of a scholarly exchange program. While they’re in this program, exchange students typically stay with a local host family and attend classes at a local school, all while immersing themselves in a brand new culture, potentially learning a new language, and experiencing the world from a different perspective.
4 areas to break down that we as Christians can mistakenly do with of families.
Immersion in a brand-new culture-allowing our kids to be groomed by the culture inside our Christian homes instead of totally be authentically Christian in every area of our life.
Potentially learning a new language or new way of living-
Instead of being imago Dei we allow our offspring to be modeling Satanist or faithful pagan reeking of rebellion instead of upholding the Word of God
We as Christians can become host families for our children instead of Intentional Christian parents. We make sin acceptable at later ages. For example you can’t a tattoo until your 18.
You can’t wear tight revealing clothes until you 12 or thirteen.
You can’t have sex until your twenty one instead of sex is for marriage only.
You can’t have an attitude or be disrespectful until you are a teenager.
Viewing from different perspective- Exposing them to Christ as a theory. Instead of as the most powerful omnipotent omniscient omnipresent Savior and only one true God.
Ignoring the fear of God ingrains the world’s way into them. This may sounds far fetched but we do this every time we lessen the authority of God in our lives and homes. We make an excuse instead of committing ourselves and children to obey Christ standard above all else.
We then confirm that we have allowed our children to be exchange students instead of godly offspring. Giving the world our authority due to us trading our command for constant involvement and intentionality for the worlds over exposure, oversexualizing, and purposeful confusion. We become nothing more than host families with our own children.
This is a call, and plea for us as Christian woman to be prayerful and have the hard conversations with our husbands about the direction of your families. The world wants to soften your hold on truth, so that you ignore the fact your daughters are preferring to look and act like boys. You snap at anyone asking if you noticed the change. They start preferring a Tonka truck and Legos over a tea set, and girl clothes. Or your sons pretending that Barbie’s are just as fun as footballs, madness is rampant.
We cannot host heathens. We cannot make excuses for our children’s behaviors instead of rebuking them or, correcting them. It doesn’t matter if we have 1 child or 16 children if they follow Baal. God desires godly offspring. Heathens don’t bring honor to God. You never hear about people showing off pictures of their child serving a double life sentence. It reminds me an older movie called- A league of their own and it was a time where most able bodied men were away in war so women entered the workforce. This particular woman was drafted to play America’s greatest past time. She also had to now convince her new coach to allow her to bring her son who she described as a little angel on the road with the team. It went all little like this.. screaming, yelling, blinding the driver with his hands, and wreaking havoc on all those unsuspecting people.
Remember Lucifer was an angel too.
so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
Galatians 5:1 ESV
That’s what sin is, slavery.
Our children have a fighting chance if we fight for them with Christ going before us, and empowering us to do as Gal 6:9 says and let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9 ESV
It’s very easy to be a bad parent and extremely
It’s hard but necessary to be an imperfectly intentional parent.
Are you committed to be a godly family who produce godly offspring or will we become host families trafficking our own offspring for the world and kingdom of darkness? If you been impacted by something you’ve heard please share with someone else and remember to Trust God Cry Repeat ladies. God bless you.