A PERSONAL GOD
TO YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN
“And I will establish my covenant between Me and you
and your descendants after you in their generations,
for an everlasting covenant,
to be God to you and your descendants after you”
(Genesis 17:7 NASB).
We feel the heartbeat of God in His words to Abram, “I will be God to you.” He wanted to have a personal relationship with Abram. God also wants to have a personal relationship with you--every day and all through the day. He is the One who seeks us out. As John the disciple confessed, “We loved him, because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19).
When David prayed to God, he prayed to One who was very personal to Him. Over and over again he addresses God as “MY God.” David understood God as the God of creation and King over all, but he daily experienced God personally in his life. He not only addresses God as “MY Lord, and MY God,” but also . . .
MY Exceeding joy,
MY High Tower,
MY Hiding Place,
MY Song in the night,
MY Strong Habitation,
MY Strong Refuge,
MY Strong Rock,
MY Strong Tower,
David experienced God personally ministering to him in all these ways. And this is how God wants you to experience Him too. Is he your Light? Is He your Righteousness? Is He personally your Shepherd? Take each one of these attributes of God one by one, and seek to know Him personally in all these ways.
But this promise is not only you. It is for your children too. God states that He wants to be “GOD TO YOU AND YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU.” He wants to be God to your children. He wants them to know Him and experience Him personally in every part of their lives. This is more important than all the education you give your children. They can be the most educated children in the world, but if they don’t KNOW GOD, the One who created them, died for them, and who planned their destiny before the foundation of the world, they are deprived of their destiny.
In John 17:3 Jesus said: “And this is life eternal, that they might KNOW THEE the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” Amen.
When Peter preached on the day of Pentecost, he proclaimed the words: “For the promise is unto YOU, AND TO YOUR CHILDREN” (Acts 2:39).
Claim the wonderful promise in Isaiah 44:3 (NET): “I will pour my Spirit on your offspring and my blessing on your children.”
There is no greater task you can have as a mother than to lead your children to know God personally. The more you come to know Him, the more you will be able to lead your children to know Him.
Blessings from NANCY CAMPBELL
“My Father, You are my Savior, my Shield, my Shelter, my Shepherd, my Song, my Strength, my Strong Habitation, my Strong Refuge, my Strong Rock, and my Strong Tower. I want to know you personally and experience You more and more in all Your attributes. Please lead me closer to you day by day. Amen.”
God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.