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Article – What Inheritance are you leaving
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Article – What Inheritance
are you leaving your children?
Have you thought about what
kind of inheritance you will leave your children?
I know none of us wants to think about death,
but we all will die. The inheritance I’m
talking about cannot be measured in dollars
and cents, but eternal value.
Let me share a personal story
with you. Recently, my 76 year old mother
fell and was in the hospital. I went to help
take care of her. What I wanted to share with
you is you never stop being a Mom even at
76 and you don’t stop giving your children
a spiritual legacy. One morning when my Mom
was home from the hospital she actually tried
to get “rid” of me. Can you believe
it? It was in the morning and we had just
had breakfast. I had spent the morning helping
her get ready and had not had a shower, yet.
She told me, “You need to get a shower
and I need to have my devotional. I haven’t
had it in several days due to being in the
hospital and I need to have my time with God.”
Needless to say I left the room. One more
glimpse into my Mom’s spiritual legacy.
My mom lives alone. My father has been in
heaven for over 10 years now. One night I
was getting ready to go to bed and I heard
my Mom talking. She wasn’t talking to
me. She was praying out loud to her heavenly
Father. Her prayer was very real and a conversation
with someone she knows very well. The prayer
was heartfelt and tender.
Why have I shared all of this
with you? It made me think what spiritual
inheritance am I leaving my children. Even
though my Mom is 76 she is still teaching
me by example. Her relationship with the Lord
is first priority even before a daughter who
doesn’t get to visit much. She and God
are on a first name basis and talk throughout
the day. My mom literally prays without ceasing
and often out loud. My Mom has seen God’s
faithfulness through many trials and trusts
Him with all things. God is her all in all
no ifs, ands, or buts.
So, will I be leaving my children
millions of dollars? Not a chance. Can I purposely
leave them a spiritual inheritance that will
last on this earth and through to eternity?
You bet. Nothing is more important to leave
my children than parents who teach them God’s
way and point them to their Savior who is
the answer to all of life’s problems.
The moral of this story is we
never stop being a Mom and influencing our
children and even our grandchildren one day.
What kind of inheritance will you leave? Will
it last through all eternity? May we all be
found faithful in passing on God’s Word
to the next generation.
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in the most difficult of times.
Till next time,
Kimberly M. Chastain
Kimberly M. Chastain, MS, LMFT
is the Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed
Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the
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