“So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will show forth thy praise to all generations.” (Psalm 79:13)
The Lord has been good to us. So very good! All that we ever need, He’s been there to supply. He washed our sins away. He turned our darkness into day. He has abundantly blessed us.
Many people have memories they hold dear to their hearts about a grandparent holding them on their lap and telling stories. These dear elders took every opportunity afforded them to pass on family history, telling of the days past. Very often they would include in their storyline the rich heritage of God’s love which abounded in their own home as they were growing up. They would plant a seed of hunger for the things of God into the life of that precious youngster sitting in their lap.
Now, however, many of us who were once that youngster have children and grandchildren of our own. It is so important that we take every opportunity afforded us to plant those same seeds into our children and grandchildren. The heritage of God’s love and goodness is undoubtedly the most valuable gift you could ever give a child who is so eager to learn.
Make a point to spend some special time with those small children in your life and share with them the love of God. It will be seed planted in fertile soil and it will create special memories that will cling to them throughout their lives. You will be blessed by doing so. They will never, ever forget you. And, you will have touched their lives with an eternal treasure.
Show forth His praise to all generations.
Dear Lord, my heart is overwhelmed with love and thanksgiving for all You have done for me, yet many times I forget to stop and say, “Thank You, Lord!” So, I’m saying it right now. I pray, Lord, that my life will testify of your goodness even to the generations to come as I plant seeds in the lives of my children and grandchildren. Lord, as I plant these seeds, I pray that you water them and cause them to grow so they, too, will one day be able to sit down with their children and grandchildren and pass on the heritage of the goodness which You have shown to all generations. Lord, I will give thanks to You forever. Be blessed as Your people honor and praise You forever and ever, amen!
“Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.” (1 Chronicles 16:29)
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