“Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.” Deuteronomy 4:9 (NIV)
If you are joining me here today from Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Encouragement for Today, welcome!
God has given each one of us a gift, a gift of wisdom that we can intentionally pass on to our children and share with those closest to us; treasures from His Word, glimpses into His heart. He has entrusted those to you not just for your benefit, but also for the benefit of your family and those in your sphere of influence.
What is one truth God has revealed to you which you can pass on to your children, your children’s children or young people in your world?
A clear understanding of forgiveness? Healing? Overcoming an addiction?
Grab an index card or small piece of paper.
On this card, write down three sentences that explain the understanding you have.
For example, I understand that only Jesus can fill my empty heart. Three sentences might be:
1) Only God can fill my love gap – no dad, boyfriend or amazing husband; only Jesus.
2) When my love gap is filled by Him, I won’t look to the wrong things for love.
3) When I know that I am truly and unconditionally love by Jesus, I will make wiser choices.
Now, once you have your three sentences, pray over these truths. Ask Jesus to open the door for you to share His wisdom with your child, your co-worker, husband or neighbor today and look for the opportunity to do it! When God opens the door, walk through it! Through conversation, naturally weave these truths in, sharing God’s wisdom with her.
When we are intentional to pass on the good things the Lord has accomplished in our lives, we encourage those around us to trust Him in their lives too!
Today I’m giving away a copy of my CD Building a Bridge to Your Child’s Heart, as well as a coffee gift card! To enter to possibly win, just click on “comments” below or head to www.LynnCowell.com and answer this question with one word:
What can you share?
Love? Forgiveness? How can you share this message?
I’ll share the winner on Friday!
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