But a man of God came to him and said, “O king, these troops from Israel must not march with you, for the LORD is not with Israel…Even if you go and fight courageously in battle, God will overthrow you before the enemy, for God has the power to help or to overthrow.” ~ 2 Chronicles 25:7-8
We are on day 103 of raising our daughter. As a parent, there are many decisions that have to be made, both for the good of the baby & the family. Probably one of the bigger topics of childrearing includes immunizations. We have discovered there are just as many voices saying YES as there are saying NO, and both sides have equal amounts of scientific documentation. And it’s not just an all or nothing deal; you are also faced with the dilemma of choosing only a few shots and if so which ones and why.
Raising a child comes with so many important decisions—from supplementing to bedtime rituals to immunizations to schooling and so on—it’s best to take this journey surrounded by godly counsel. We have chosen godparents for our daughter and also have a few select friends to walk along with us. And when the chaos and noise gets too loud and I get information-overload, Brad always says, “Who do we listen to,” which translates into, “We listen to our core group of friends and from there we take it to prayer if we are still unsure.”
No matter where you’re at in your life—raising children, or like the king in this scripture, preparing for war—godly counsel is so important. Today, pray for those you turn to and those to whom you give godly counsel, that God would be in the center of it all.