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"Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean, because you will conceive and give birth to a son. No razor may be used on his head, because the boy is to be a Nazirite, set apart to God from birth, and he will begin the deliverance of Israel from the hands of the Philistines." Judges 13:4-5
So a week ago I got to meet Pam Tebow. She is just plain awesome. It seems like all the things I am passionate about, she is too. Having the same deep values just really causes you to like someone ya know. I just wish I could sit with her for hours with my notebook firing question after question. Well, one thing she talked about was how her and her husband (who has this awesome ministry) had said if the Lord gave them another son they would raise him to be a preacher. Now she laughs and says he is a preacher, just one they didn't expect. My dad calls Tim Tebow an urban missionary.
I would love to know if they were intentional with all their kids in career training as they were with Tim. Because did you know when Scripture talks about raising a child up in the way they should go, it is actually talking about a career. Now that can be stressful. How in the world are we suppose to know what the Lord is going to call our kids to when they grow up!? And it seems like this could lead to controlling them and not letting them do what they think the Lord wants for them because we are just so set on what we want them to be or become. It's questions like these I would love to ask Pam Tebow who has 5 out of 5 of her kids passionately serving the Lord.
But I find it so interesting that here is Samson who God had a calling for his life from birth (like us all) and the Lord generously shared it with his mama. Why? Because she was to play a part in raising him up in the Nazarite vow. How encouraging that the Lord knew exactly how to speak to Samson's mama in a way they would hear and respond. In a way that would motivate them to raise him in the calling the Lord has on his life. And though I don't know what God has called my kids too specifically, I can pray and trust the Lord to show me how to raise my little ones to walk with the Him, love His Word and depend on His strength and ability. Even from a young age I can teach them how to be others focused, meet people and share their faith. And when they get older I can teach them how to disciple the people the Lord gives them opportunity to lead into a relationship with Him.
So though I don't know the how or the where for my kiddos calling. I do know the what and I can be faithful like Samson's mama and train them in that. The what of glorifying God and being about the expansion of His kingdom. And then no matter the where, they will be able to contextualize the what to the where.
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