Friday, October 12, 2007

Redheaded Rants & Raves: Don't You Know What Causes That?

Redheaded Rants & Raves: Don't You Know What Causes That?

Finally I found a "quiverful" viewpoint that sounds just like what I think. My husband is not the same as this woman's husband (we all have different stories) part of my allowing God to control my fertility is following my husband's leading, God will lead him and change his heart accordingly, and I will keep doing my job the best that I can...

There is just one other thing that I want to say, one of the biggest reasons that people give for not having many children is that they are too impatient and unorginized. I can totally see this and understand it but God has done a miracle with each child that I've had, some how, my home has become easier to clean (i've decluttered and simplified more everytime) and I've become more patient (because I had to and I turned to God in my need). I love the woman that God is making me through this journey.

This paragraph really stood out to me

"I do not know why for some true Believers it is ok to have a vasectomy or take birth control pills. I do not know why God chooses not to speak to them about those issues. But then again, I also do not know why a 4 year-old little girl dies of cancer. I just don't know. What I do know is this is how God has chosen to speak to ME. This is how He has chosen to get my attention and require all of me. This is my burning bush. I am standing in His presence and He requires complete trust from me. If I am not completely trusting Him, then I'm being disobedient. I cannot live like that."

A friend of mine once said "We never know what's going on in a woman's life, one conviction may look entirely different in another person's life and obeying your husband may look different and produce different things in every woman. Pray for them if you see something that you think is wrong, God sees our hearts and changes them. No one else can do that...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, not sure what to say about this one.
I totally think you're great Sirena:) you are a wonderful mother and a wonderful wife. You seek to honor God always, and I love that in you. I can't read enough of the ladies words that you quoted to decide if I agree with her or not. I can't really tell if you do or not. It does seem though that you display more compassion. I feel like she is being very judgmental of her brothers and sisters. Where you actually make the point to say that you never know whats going on in a persons life. And I'd add you can't know till you walk a mile in that person's shoes.
Praise God that He is good and faithful and just. He completes the good work that He begins in us:)
Oh ya, I need to get a blogg I think cause I always have to be anonymous on here!
love your sista... Lollie

dwiebes said...

I don't think that she is judging I think that she is literally saying that she doesn't understand why God speaks to some people one way and others another. If you click on the title of the blog entry it'll take you to her entry and you'll see that her decision to release her fertility to God was a really hard one and a huge battle. That's why I love it so much, she isn't judgemental about it, so many times people with those views are almost legalistic about it and it really bugs me. I hope you can read the whole thing, then you'll see why I liked it ;)