Today, an amazing quote from Andy Stanley struck me. “Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do but someone you raise.”
During the first three months my husband and I were married, he almost died twice and I almost died once. All three near death experiences were on the miracle level. And this was before either of us had decided to follow Jesus.
Since that time, I have frequently wondered why God saved us – both physically and spiritually. And while I believe our lives have value and contribute to God’s Kingdom, I cannot help but feel that us being saved had more to do with our daughter or our daughter’s children to-be, or even her children’s children.
We just cannot know how our lives will impact the generations to come. It does highlight, for me, the importance of teaching our children to have a relationship with Jesus. And I also believe it is just as important to pray, repeatedly, that our children will be able to pass their love for Jesus on to their children – for generations to come, unending.
Start children off on the way they should go, And even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 NIVUK
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I often think about the influence we have, not just on our children, but on everyone we come into contact with each day!
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