Teach your children to love the Lord. Show to them what serving the Lord means and the benefits it gives. Teach them how to pray to God and how to know the voice of God. Build in them a desire and reverence for your God. Let it not be difficult for them to know God and to do His bidding. Jacob called God “The Fear of my father Isaac”. Let your life be a seed. God is eager to enter into the generation of your children, to walk with them and in them but He needs an introduction. It took an Eli to introduce God to a Samuel. Let God be able to trust you. Let God be able to vouch for you that you will teach your children after you about Him.
What you should desire to live behind for your children is a security in God. If you live for them money, fame, name, wealth, houses e.t.c. and God is not in the picture, you have failed God. The Bible says, "Eyes have not seen, nor ears heard" (1Cor 2:9)… What He intends to do in the generation of your children is more than your heart can capture. It is beyond your sight. If God shows you what He wants to achieve in the lives of your children, you will be more serious. Do you know that you are not a success until your children after you succeed?
When there is uproar at home, who do they see you turn to? When sickness manifests, from whose God do you enquire? When they are alone in a strange land, can they be strong in your God and in the substance of life you have handed over to them. Have you told them that life is perfect only when there is money or when there is God? Are you already showing them to walk in their destiny? God is counting on you to extend the frontiers of generational truth and the encounters of the living God that you have to the next generation.
Prayer: Father, I pray for an understanding heart and wisdom required to show my God and pass the ways of my God to my household, neighbours and my world at large in Jesus’ name. Amen.