A Heritage Of Faith - Friday's Dose - 21st December 2012

Friday's Dose - 21st December 2012

A Heritage Of Faith

Today's Scripture

"For I have known (chosen, acknowledged) him [as My own], so that he may teach and command his children and the sons of his house after him to keep the way of the Lord and to do what is just and righteous, so that the Lord may bring Abraham what He has promised him." - Genesis 18:19AMP

Thoughts for Today

Because of Abraham's strong faith, he taught and directed his children and their children to keep the way of the Lord. He instilled his faith in them. Much of what he taught was by example. He truly left a legacy of faith.

God wants us to instill our faith in our children so that it can pass from
generation to generation. One of the most important ways to share your faith with your family is to live it. Let them see the love of the Heavenly Father flow through you to them and others. Let them see your walk of obedience. Let them see you walk by faith, not by sight. And those times that you fail, that you sin, that you make mistakes, let them see you repent and learn from your mistakes.

It is also important to accept responsibility for teaching your children from
God's Word, reading from it in family devotions and turning to it in family
situations. Sunday school and church are important for your children. Perhaps they even go to a Christian school. But all this should only supplement what they are learning at home.

Consider this...

It is also important to pray with your children. During family devotions. During special times of need or choices. At family meals. And diligently and faithfully pray for them during your own private times of prayer. Be sure that they know you are praying for them.

Prayer : Our Loving Father in Heaven, help me leave my children and those who come after them a rich heritage of faith. Help me teach them. Help me live my faith before them. Help me demonstrate your love to them. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Friday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team