The Rest of My Life 4 The Incoming Generations

Happy Thursday!

I spent quite a few hours over the past few days praying about the sons and daughters in my life. I’m starting to realize that there are many people who are depending on me for love, affirmation, vision, strength, and protection. Even though I’m still too young for this, my paradigm has fully shifted-I’m investing the rest of my life for the incoming generations!

I want so badly, to give my children and grandchildren generation the perfect chance at a beautiful future! I want to build a far more Christian society. I want to give them a financial inheritance and a stable economy. I want to build a peaceful world-as much as this is possible in a fallen civilization, prior to the return of Christ. I want to give them the truth that was handed down from many generations of church fathers.

Dear God, make me a model Christian, a model husband, a model father, a model minister, and a model enthusiast of LIFE! I want to work hard for the sons and daughter of my legacy. Show me how to raise them up with high character and morality… show me how to train them in the advanced ways of Your Holy Spirit… show me how to refine their raw talents until they are the most influential and fruitful generation of Christians the world has ever known!

The only thing I want from them in return, is love… and a commitment to flourish with my inheritance.

The prophet Malachi spoke of the end times when he said, “Look, I am sending you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the Lord arrives. His preaching will turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers. Otherwise I will come and strike the land with a curse.” (Malachi 4:5-6 NLT)

This is my prayer, that God will turn up the fire on this prophecy and let it spread throughout the world today!

Your thoughts?

Here’s a great song for the moment, Jason Upton, Father to the Fatherless.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZAkx6RlCLA&feature=related

Just like every morning, I prayed for you with tremendous passion. I sincerely hope you feel the difference all day long.

Have a great day everyone!

With much love…

Dream Big, Live Bold, and Make the Difference!

Chuck

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6 thoughts on “The Rest of My Life 4 The Incoming Generations

  1. I'm glad I read this again. I want to be the best woman, mom, friend, and mentor I can be. I know that my calling is specifically to comfort hurting people. I need to Love like Christ for that. I need to be more empathetic and learn what to do with unfair criticism. The kind that is just mean and without a valid point. I have to learn to believe and focus more on what God says and let him reveal character issues that need work. Then I can confidently step out of the boat.

    It's time for us all to step into our calling and I feel like I know whats holding us back. Condemnation and the v.o.j. is keeping us from believing in ourselves and trusting in ourselves. Maybe our mind is working overtime inventing excuses, believing lies (from the devil or from other people who don't believe in us). We should (or maybe its just me but I think there are more in the body of Christ that are usable but don't see it yet) stop paying attention to the hindrances of paranoia in our minds. Lets continue to believe that we are blessed and highly favored, above and not beneath. Greater is he that is us than he that is in the world. I'm glad someone knows the plans for me. (Jer. 29:11)

    I'm sorry if I went to a major rabbit trail but it's almost Easter anyway lol.

    Mel 😀

    • Rabbit trail, easter… lol, thats funny! Really, it's obvious you have the desires you've mentioned… because is exactly the person you are becoming!! 🙂

  2. Hey Pastor!

    When I read this blog again it reminds me of two things: a quote by an author unknown and a passage of scripture. First, I will quote the words of an author unknown, that reads, "to the world, you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world." Obviously, to God, we each mean "the world" to Him and that is why He gave each of us a divine connection with Him that is unbothered by our humanistic flaws and tempermental attitudes to life's events. Without a doubt, He is aware of our "ongoing" struggle and addiction(s) to sin and the probability of our choosing to deny. He knows that there are times when we would rather be accepted by our peers than to be obedient to Him. Nevertheless, because we mean the world to Him, He makes sure we have every opportunity to make it right with Him before we see Him face to face.

    Because of this (God's unconditional love and attention to and for us as described in Corinthians), I am reminded of another account in the Bible that clearly demonstrates a follower's heart with a true desire to establish and maintain a close relationship with God as described by David in 2nd Samuel 7:18-29. To me, this paints a picture of someone who wants his heart to become like God's as if God were to look in the mirror (the heart of His Follower) and see a clear reflection of Himself. Now, with this analogy in mind, read and visualize David talking to God:

    (in the Contemporary English Version)

    David went into the tent he had set up for the sacred chest. Then he sat there and prayed:

    LORD All-Powerful, my family and I don't deserve what you have already done for us, 19and yet you have promised to do even more. Is this the way you usually treat people? [a] 20I am your servant, and you know my thoughts, so there is nothing more that I need to say. You have done this wonderful thing, and you have let me know about it, because you wanted to keep your promise. LORD All-Powerful, you are greater than all others. No one is like you, and you alone are God. Everything we have heard about you is true. And there is no other nation on earth like Israel, the nation you rescued from slavery in Egypt to be your own. You became famous by using great and wonderful miracles to force other nations and their gods out of your land, so your people could live here.You have chosen Israel to be your people forever, and you have become their God. And now, LORD God, please do what you have promised me and my descendants. Then you will be famous forever, and everyone will say, "The LORD God All-Powerful rules Israel, and David's descendants are his chosen kings." After all, you really are Israel's God, the LORD All-Powerful. You've told me that you will let my descendants be kings. That's why I have the courage to pray to you like this, even though I am only your servant.

    LORD All-Powerful, you are God. You have promised me some very good things, and you can be trusted to do what you promise. Please bless my descendants and let them always be your chosen kings. You have already promised, and I'm sure that you will bless my family forever.