The reason I don't is because of personal convictions. I believe that God is the giver and sustainer of life. He is the creator and we are the creation. I believe the Lord open and closes the womb as he did with Sarah, Hannah, and Rachel.
Who are we, oh creation, to tell the Creator when and when not to create? Does this not seem like arrogance?
I only have one child. I conceived her one month after getting married to my husband. Would it have been nice to have gotten more alone time with my new spouse before adding to our family? Sure. But it was not God's will for our family, and my daughter is a treasure to us and a blessing to our home. We would never want to be without her.
I only have one child, and not 19 like Michelle Duggar, so I am not assaulted by comments by fellow believers such as:
"You know what causes that, don't you?"
"Wow, you're just like rabbits!"
But I have heard them said to my mother who has 8 children. All of whom she loves to the point of giving up her life for.
Comments such as these are extremely offensive, and if you have ever made them, you need to apologize to the person you made them to, and ask forgiveness of the Lord for despising the blessing he has bestowed upon such families.
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.
It is your own business if you have chosen to limit your blessings. I will not judge you for it. But it is not your business to judge others for having a bounty of them. Rather, you should be rejoicing along side of them. You cannot bring any other thing on this earth to heaven with you, but you can strive to lead your children to Christ and in so doing assure their place in heaven with you, however many there may be.
Matthew 19:14 - but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
Some women cannot get pregnant at all. They try special surgeries and tests in order to become so. Why? Because they desire the blessing.
On the other hand...
There are many people in the church who get all fired up about abortion being genocide. How many of those women are on the pill, and participating in that genocide?
I said WHAT!?
I know there are many people who aren't aware that being on the pill kills babies. So I am telling you now - Being on the pill kills babies.
I tried to add this video from youtube but blogger can't find it, so if you're interested in knowing the truth about how the birth control pill causes abortions, click here.
If the church is committing genocide, how can we expect that our prayers for abortion to stop to be heard?
Planned Parenthood are the largest supporters of abortion and handers out of the birth control pill in this country. Unfortunately our government is spending our tax dollars to support Planned Parenthood along with overseas abortions. This is something we can't control. However, we can control our support of organizations who, in turn, support planned parenthood.
These are organizations that support Planned Parenthood as sited by Life Decisions International & Les Femmes The Truth
- Outward Bound West
- American Automobile Association (AAA)
- Kaiser Permanente
- Dr. Phil Foundation
- Lions Clubs
- American Cancer Society
- Easter Seals
- Boys & Girls Clubs
- Ronald McDonald House Charities
- Camp Fire Girls Inc.
- Girl Scouts
- Kiwanis Clubs
- March of Dimes
- Muscular Dystrophy Association
- Rotary Clubs
- Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
- The Salvation Army
- America Gives Back (formerly [American] Idol Gives Back)
- American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
- American Diabetes Association.
Involvement ranges from donating funds to pro-abortion groups (or allowing affiliates to do so), supporting anti-life causes, allowing pro-abortion groups access to membership, adopting an official pro-abortion policy position, and so forth
I'm not trying to tell you how you should plan your family. All I'm trying to say is, this is what I am currently doing AND I am asking you to both examine prayerfully the way you are planning your family and to examine your attitude toward those who have decided to allow God to work how He will in theirs.