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Psalm 127 (Amplified)
A Song of Ascents of Solomon.
1EXCEPT THE Lord builds the house, they labour in vain who build it; except the Lord keeps the city, the watchman wakes but in vain.
2It is vain for you to rise up early, to take rest late, to eat the bread of [anxious] toil–for He gives [blessings] to His beloved in sleep.
3Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
4As arrows are in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth.
5Happy, blessed, and fortunate is the man whose quiver is filled with them! They will not be put to shame when they speak with their adversaries [in gatherings] at the [city’s] gate.

Again we are reminded that if CHRIST is not the foundation of the Family, it will not stand. If He doesn’t build the house (family), those (everyone in the family) who build it labour in vain. CHRIST should be the solid foundation of any family, starting at the father as head of the home. He is the one that must ensure that his relationship and that of his wife is sound & strong, teaching this principle to their children. We must remember that all children belong to Father (Eph 1:5) and are only given to parents as a gift to oversee, train and equip in the ways of GOD.

Scripture guides fathers to discipline their children, but not to provoke them. Fathers are to love their wives and not to be harsh with them. Wives are to submit to (not be abused by) their husbands as is fitting in the Lord. Children should obey their parents in everything and honour them. Parents must be sensitive to the needs of their children, promote open communication and give them a secure comforting home where they will feel safe, loved, secure and be willing to share their hearts, their concerns and their challenges.
Children grow up to be adults with a free will, and they will choose a way of life based on what seems desirable, true, and satisfying. Passionate Legacy is about parenting, but more than that, it is about leaving a legacy of passion for Christ. It is about doing whatever it will take in your own lives to lead our children in such a way that they choose for themselves a biblical worldview and a life following God.

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Purpose

As soon as you’re born they make you feel small
By giving you no time instead of it all
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you’re clever and they despise a fool
Till you’re so ——- crazy you can’t follow their rules
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

When they’ve tortured and scared you for twenty odd years
Then they expect you to pick a career
When you can’t really function you’re so full of fear
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you’re so clever and classless and free
But you’re still ——- peasants as far as I can see
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

There’s room at the top they are telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hill
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

If you want to be a hero well just follow me
If you want to be a hero well just follow me

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These words from a very controversial man: John Lennon

When I read these words for the first time I was shocked how true it is for most of us. Pondering on the whole idea of who I am and what my purpose is in this life I came to this conclusion…

When a child or a woman is sexually, mentally or physically abused everyone is up in arms and legislation is passed to stop such horrendous acts. And that’s how it should be. No one – no matter how good or bad deserves any form of abuse. My question then, is why is it that I find so many women in an abusive relationship beating themslves up about what went wrong? Every day we look in the mirror and say “I did not deserve the abuse I’m getting” Why then do you beat yourself up about what went wrong? One will not take a baseball bat and hit oneself for doing something wrong. Yet everyday a mental bat is used to beat up the soul.

If I tried harder, if I hold out longer maybe if….

Forget it! When in a situation where everything falls apart it’s impossible for you to be the only person guilty. Don’t get me wrong we are responsible for our actions. However, many factors and other people contributed to a situation to reach a certain point. Did we learn from our mistakes? If we did, forgive yourself; move on, why live another 20years with problems and mistakes that belongs in the past.

Nowhere else did I find it so eloquently put as in these verses: Isaiah 43:1$ 4

1. But now, this is what the LORD says—
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

4. Since you are precious and honoured in my sight,
and because I love you,
I will give men in exchange for you,
and people in exchange for your life.

That is how highly God regards you! Then do not allow anyone, even yourself, to say any different. Put away the baseball bat and use it for its purpose – playing baseball. You deserve to be credited, complimented and loved. In fact it’s mighty arrogant to go against what was decided about you before the foundation of the world.

Be the wonderful creature you were created to be. Surround yourself with people that love and appreciate you.

That is my purpose – to be the best I can be!

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