Passing On the Promise

“As for Me, this is My covenant with them,’ says the Lord.  ‘My Spirit, who is on you, and My words that I have put in your mouth will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouths of your children, or from the mouths of their descendants from this time on and forever,’ says the Lord.” – Isaiah 59:21

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“But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear Him, and His righteousness with their children’s children – with those who keep His covenant and remember to obey His precepts.” – Psalm 103:17-18

Both of these verses were found in my reading this morning.  I am again reminded of the significance of how I live my life and lead my children.  Because His Spirit is with me, His words will remain in me, and will find way to the lips of my children, and those of the generations that follow.  As I seek Him to walk in right relationship, and give Him proper respect and authority in my life, I am modeling a life of obedience to the Omnipotent, and showing my sons the way in which they are to go.

In my own life, I can look to a long lineage of loved ones who have lived and are still living their lives for the Lord.  Great-grandmothers, my grandmother, and my own mom, all have modeled obedience and faithfulness to our Heavenly Father.  Their love for the Lord has influenced and inspired my own pursuit of a relationship with our Redeemer.  I learned at an early age what the love of the Lord looked like, and soon longed to love likewise.

As a parent, the desire to pass on such a rich heritage of hope to my own offspring, inspires my determination to depend on His deity, and trust Him to display His heart in me and through me, to my children and to future generations.

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6

This portion of David’s prayer, found in Psalm 96:11, is my own prayer this morning: “Teach me Your way, O Lord, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your Name.”  Thank You Father, that You are faithful forever and that You meet us in our moments and lead us in love.  May we walk in Your way and instruct our offspring to ever look to You, Lord.  Amen.

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