This month of May 2021 is National Foster Care Month.
You may be reading this article and wondering why foster care is so important, especially the role that it plays in the Body of Christ. Foster care plays a tremendous role in the Body of Christ.
For those who believe that he or she cannot be a foster parent, all things are possible.
~”Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”~Matthew 19:26, New International Version~
The government provides monthly stipends for those, who cannot afford to become a foster parent, for the purpose of supporting the child each month, according to a post on the Bethany Christian Services Instagram page.
For those who believe that they must own a home in order to foster a child, this is a myth. The child can live in a home that is rented out by the foster parent as long as a bedroom is included for the child, per a post on the Bethany Christian Services Instagram page.
As you can see, there are many benefits to fostering children. From the perspective of a child of God, fostering children can help them to adopt, to lead, to teach and to serve with Christian values and principles so that they can grow into Christian men and women of the church that are strong in the Lord and can defend their faith in Christ.
I remember when I served alongside the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home in the Summer 2019. It was very spiritually fulfilling as I had the opportunity to teach, to lead and to serve the foster girls of the ministry with Bible studies, mentorship and field trips that helped them to overcome their low self-esteem and grow into high self-esteem as they became more confident in themselves and in the Lord.
~”For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”~2 Timothy 1:7, King James Version~
Just as the Holy Spirit of God was able to use me to empower the young foster girls youth of this time, the Holy Spirit of God can use you to be of a divine impact on the foster youth of this time during National Foster Care Month, for such a time is this.
~”He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”~Psalm 46:10, New International Version~
~”Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”~Psalm 119:105, English Standard Version~
Let the Holy Spirit of God lead you and guide you so that you know how to make a divine impact on the children on who you serve in foster care. Make a holy and divine impact in the foster care system today. God bless you!