Quiver Training

Psalm 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth.
5 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.

QUIVER: a case for carrying/holding arrows, arrows in a quiver

The Bible compares children to arrows in an archer's quiver.  A quiver is the bag that carries the arrows on the archer's back.  At the right time and season the archer reaches into his quiver, pulls out an arrow, puts the arrow in his bow and aim the arrow in a specific direction.  With the arrow in the bow, the archer releases the arrow with precision.  The archer has a specific target he is aiming at.  The archer does not just waste his arrows.  He only pulls out an arrow when its specific time is at hand.  An archer is trained marksman.  He knows which arrow to use at a given time. He is trained in his craft.

God compares and has allowed parents to be archers with quivers who birth and care for our children.  Parents carry their children on their back or side until the appointed time to release them into the world to fulfill their purpose.  Our children are compared to the arrows carried in the quiver on the archer's back or side until the appointed time to be released.  

We parents are labeled WARRIORS!  We must fight for the soul and salvation of our children!  It is a duty and a privilege to be an example, to raise up our children with good character, good morals and examples of integrity.  We have the ability and privilege to direct and thrust our children into greatness in this life!  Parents should be the greatest influence in the life of their children.

I have seen too many of our children's lives wasted on the streets by a police bullet, drugs, gangs, alcohol and street life.  

Parents, rise up, take up your responsibility/privilege and raise up your child to be a world changers!

 Our children should be closely connected to us to learn from us.  At a young age they should be in the quiver (closely connected to us).  We parents must be as the trained archer who refuse to waste his arrows.

 Question, are we trained as parents?  Do we know what it means to be a responsible parent?  Are we taking our parental roles serious?  Are we the greatest influence in our young children lives?  As parents, do we conduct our lives in a responsible meaningful manner?  As parents, have we prepared our homes with a learning environment for our children?  Are our children growing up in an atmosphere that provides intelligence, maturity, spiritual growth and development?  

 Children are learning from their parents. Do you want your children to be just like you?

 Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

 Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

 Please don't allow your child to just grow up and become a product of the alcohol, drug, gang, street culture.  

 They are in your quiver/care/life/responsibility.  Parents are with the child most of the time and should be the greatest influence in their children lives.  The drug dealer, gang member or even a friend from school or on the street should not be the greatest influence in your child’s life!  They are the arrows in your quiver and you have the privilege of pointing them in a specific direction. It is our responsibility to be sure they reach their target/goal in life, be a force and impact their world in a positive way.  

We parents should exploit their strengths, teach them to do good, compliment them when they are doing something right, train them in the way they should go.  A child has never done life before and may be prone to follow the wrong crowd or head in the wrong direction. We parents are the archers and they are the arrow in our quiver. We are privileged to influence and target their future!

 Demand that they finish high school and get a degree so that can get a better job and live the good life.  Lovingly demand that they keep good company.  Establish some house rules and chores so that they don't grow up lazy.  Lovingly but firmly demand that they respect authority so that they don't have a lawless nature.  A lawless nature leads to a shorter life.  

 Consistently keep them in church services and in an environment where they can develop godly character and integrity and have the blessing and favor of God on their lives. These characteristics don't just automatically happen, they must be planned.  

 Prayed for your children, be their friend and counselor. Spend time with your children doing things that are wholesome and fun.  Be a fun parent, be present in their lives.

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