Above Rubies Daily Encouragement Blogs
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INFLUENCING FUTURE GENERATIONS
Do you sometimes wonder what you are accomplishing each day? You do the same things over and over again. You deal with the constant immaturities of little ones. You wish you could be doing something more worthwhile.
Dear mother, don't listen to these lies that fill your mind. You are in the most powerful career in the nation as you train the next generation. Your mothering is not only for today. It continues down the years. It continues to influence thousands of lives as your children go out into this world--sharpened, polished, filled with God's Word and the Holy Spirit. Every day you are mothering for generations to come.
Genesis 5:24 tells us that "Enoch walked with God." Even more amazingly, we read in Genesis 6:9 that "Noah walked with God." Four generations after Enoch, his great-grandson, Noah, continues to walk strongly in the ways of God. What a great testimony. Don’t you long for this testimony in your family?
And Noah accomplished this in an environment of corruption and violence (Genesis 6:11-13). He not only continued in the influence of his godly forefathers, but "prepared an ark for the saving of his household" (Hebrews 11:7).
Keep this vision in your heart, dear mother. Train your children each day with a generational understanding. Believe for it. Pray for it. Pray that your progeny will continue to walk with God because of your influence as a mother . . . even when you have passed on. And pray for the coming generations. As my husband and I pray for our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren each day, we don’t stop there. We also pray for the coming generations!
You are doing a great job. Be blessed,
Painting: Hendrik Heyligers (1877 – 1967, Dutch).