‘The promise is for you, and for your children.’ Acts 2:39 ESV
Every family has unique and different strengths. And you can give an inheritance to your children by passing on the values, insight, and love that got your family as far as it is today. Having a sense of your history can inspire in them a desire to perpetuate the greatness. You need to tell them how you made it over your ‘Jordan River’ and into your ‘Promised Land’. You need to pass on the generational blessings that helped your family for years. It is necessary to highlight each family member’s gifts.
There’s something in each person that makes him or her stand out from all the others. All of us have special talents, and all of us want to hear what we do well. We need to recognise and verbalise the uniqueness of each member. We need to emphasise that while we may be part of a great family, we’re not restricted by our heritage; we have the freedom and ability to exercise our own individual gifts.
Inspire your family to be proud of where they came from, where they are now, and where they can go in the future. Our past binds us together, but it’s the individual members utilising their unique gifts and fulfilling their particular roles that make a family resilient and give it a strong future in the promises of God.
‘The promise is for you, and for your children.’ Don’t be the last link in the chain. Don’t let it end with you. Take the blessings God has deposited in you and pass them on to your children—and to your grandchildren as well.
SoulFood: Lev 21:1–23:25, Mark 1:29–34, Ps 50:1–15, Pr 10:3
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023