In June we celebrate Fathers. I think as Moms we often don’t
feel appreciated or that we are respected, but the media truly respects
even fathers less. We often see fathers portrayed as idiots or buffoons
in TV and movies. We hear women who say I want to have a baby, but
don’t need a man. I just need a man to donate the sperm and
then I will be fine, don’t need him anymore. Fathers are important
in children’s lives. Our Heavenly Father put a huge emphasis
on mothers and fathers in Scripture. He made sure our Savior would
have a loving father and mother committed to Him. If you are a single
parent, please don’t hear this as criticism. God is sovereign
in everything in our lives. He can provide for our needs. Take time
to let a father know how much you appreciate him, it may be your
own Dad, your husband, or someone you admire at church who faithfully
serves his family. Can we commit as Christian women to be an encourager
of men and lift them up not tear them down?
Did you know we have a CWM group on Facebook? You can find it here:
I have neglected it over the years. From now on I will post the
article of the month and I would love for people to interact with
one another about the article. Feel free to post questions, prayer
concerns, etc. Let’s support one another.
Article – What will you pass down to future generations?
I have been on www.ancestry.com
trying to find out more about my ancestors. I have found some interesting
facts. I’m from Kentucky and my great grandfather was named
Daniel Boone Garland. I can only assume he was named after Daniel
Boone, a great pioneer that explored Kentucky. This made me want
to put on a coonskin hat (Sorry, for you that are not familiar with
Daniel Boone!!) I’m also hearing some good and not so good
stories from my Mom. In all our families there are family secrets
that lurk below the surface. Sometimes we want to know the details
and sometimes we prefer to be ignorant.
The Bible is clear that we have a responsibility to future generations.
Listen to Psalm 145:4, “One generation shall commend your
works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” When
the Jews celebrated the Passover one of the purposes was to remind
each generation of God’s faithfulness in the Exodus and the
beginning of the nation of Israel. To this day Jews tell the story
to the next generation.
What are we passing on to the next generation and the generations
that come after us? One of my biggest concerns is I see each generation
becoming less faithful to God and less knowledgeable about the Bible.
Christians can be easily led astray if they do not know Scripture
well enough to know when they are being taught error. A little error
in our generation can become tremendous error in future generations.
When I was growing up my public school teachers could read us Bible
stories till that was stopped. Now, so many people literally have
never heard of God and the Bible. So, we who are Christians have
to be vigilant and diligent to make sure our children know God’s
Word and also how we live as Christians. We are increasingly becoming
the minority. We are seen as different and weird.
When your great grandchildren are looking up their ancestors, what
will be said of us? Will they hear stories of faithful Christians
who proclaimed God’s faithfulness, sovereignty, love, and
many more attributes to the next generation? Will our children and
our children’s children be faithful to God’s Word no
matter the cost? God’s desire is for us to proclaim His glory
to everyone and most importantly to our family.
This idea of telling the next generation is very important to me.
Soon you will hear about an Ebook I have written to tell children
about the many attributes of God. Truly, there is nothing more important
than passing on God’s truth to the next generation.