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The Warrior Within
by Amanda Smith
08/25/10
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When I first looked into the face of my baby boy, I had no idea what to expect. I had been a mother of girls for the past 7 years, so this boy business was new to me. Little did I know how this precious being would soon turn my life upside down, not to mention my house!;)..

But something happened in my heart when I began the journey of being a mother of a boy. I learned to see God in a whole new way and began to embrace the qualities and reflections of God in my little boy.

Even at two years old, he has this desire to conquer the world, even if all he has to do it with is a sheet wrapped around his neck and play sword;) And to me as a first time mom of a boy, it well…scared me! Why does he want to fight all the time..I cried?!

The Lord took my hand and began to teach me a thing or two about my boy..He began to show me that He made him that way, that he created my son with a desire to fight and conquer..I have to admit I wasn’t liking this idea..but the Lord continued…

He showed my heart that He created boys to have a desire to want to conquer and destroy the enemy and save the damsel in distress and become the Hero (ahh ok Lord I am following now). That for boys to mirror the image of God, they from the time of birth, have a warrior placed on the inside of them and as their mother, I have to learn to embrace that in my son and to allow him to fight and save his sisters from the dragon in the backyard, and the monsters under the be. These silly games are actually teaching him how to put on his armor of Christ and pick up his sword and learn how to fight the battles in his life. To learn to battle the fiery temptation darts satan will all to soon begin to throw at him, to battle for their future wives, children, countrymen, and ancestry..and to battle not only for thier own salvation but for the many lost souls in the world.

Our boys have to be prepared for the battle of the Lord..And so today I will with excitement put on my son’s “sheet” cape and hand him his sword and tell him about those huge dragons in our background and watch his eyes light up with excitement as he runs to conquer them and become his mamma’s hero for the day…

Oh won’t you do the same?


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