Devotional:A Family Tree~Many Generations~ONE ALMIGHTY GOD~The Value Of Historical Hand-Me-Downs

Deuteronomy 32:7
   Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.  

I believe in a devotional maybe a good while back, I mentioned about the importance I find in keeping records of things for future generations.

My mom had a little notebook she started for me. She didn’t get too far in it, but I so treasure what she took time to write.

If we don’t record things, they’ll be gone when we are. Just look at how much we would have missed out on if we hadn’t learned from our grandparents and parents!

I know my family is glad that I paid attention to the way my mother made certain dishes! How many times have you gone somewhere and had something fantastic, only to hear it is “an old family recipe”!

Talk about treasuring something, I have some letters my dad wrote to my mom during World War II.  Those were some of the most precious and romantic words I have ever read.  There is just no way to describe the true blessing to know that my father loved my mother as much as he did, and vice-versa! 

What a rich inheritance to have those letters as a reminder my heritage was based in a genuinely loving and caring marriage.  That is something I can pass along to my children and their children to show them the roots were  planted deeply in a strong relationship.

I want to pass along to future generations, a faith and strong belief in Jesus Christ.  I want them to know and understand that His Word never fails.  He is the same God of my father, He is the same God I serve today and the same God I pray my future generations will serve as well.

Build a strong foundation on Jesus Christ.  The world is becoming increasingly unstable.  Winds of change, corruption, apostasy, heresy grow stronger by the day. Just by the way we live; the words we speak, how we act and react, the importance we put on prayer, reading the Word and our personal relationship with the Lord, all demonstrate to those who know us or anyone observing, our actual attitude and dependency we have on our Father. We can tell our testimony, and certainly writing it down for those who come behind us would be cherished; however, the most convincing evidence of our trust in God is how we live. 

You know  on a headstone between the birth and death, there is that little dash,  Every day we live, we populate that space.  Let’s fill in that blank with  an abundance of living for the  Lord and pass on our love for Him and how faithful and wonderful our Savior is!  Let that little hyphen proclaim how we trusted our Jesus and how He proved Himself faithful over and over!

PRAYER

Heavenly Father
Thank You for this day

Lord, when it is time to go Home to You
Please let those who knew us
Or even  knew of us
Understand how much we loved and trusted You throughout our lives

As Your Word says in Psalm 102:18 “This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD
  
Father God, let it be seen that You are the First One we thank when things  go well
And where we turn in difficult times

You are there for us always
Please let us live knowing that,  Father

We give You praise for our family
For our friends
For those around us who hold us accountable
Who remind us of the blessings we have
In times we can only see darkness


Thank You for encouraging us, Lord
We so appreciate those You have given the gift of encouragement, too

Thank You for Your beautiful Word
What a tremendous Gift we have in  Scriptures to pass down from one generation to the next
Truth about Your glory
Hope in You
Trust in what You say will happen, O  God

Thank You for our inheritance
Purchased by the Blood of Jesus Christ

It is in His Name we pray
Amen

Songs
I Love To Tell The Story

Standing on the Promises

‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus

CREDITS:
 Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Scripture
verses and chapters from the Word
stories from family and friends my own
encouraging words from the Lord, family and friends
google, youtube, biblehub, biblegateway

About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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