Tell me what you know about the faith of your grandparents? How about their parents?
Maybe like me that is not very much. I can tell you what denomination they were a part of, but their personal relationship with Jesus?
Honestly, since I never heard them talk about Jesus, I can’t truly say.
I sure want that to be different for the grandkids I hope to have one day and the place to start is with the kids I have today!
Psalm 78:6-8 encourages us, “so that a future generation — children yet to be born — might know. They were to rise and tell their children so that they might put their confidence in God and not forget God’s works, but keep His commands. Then they would not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not loyal and whose spirit was not faithful to God.” (HCSB)
All that God has done
There it is: we are to rise up and tell our children all that God has done for us. This is not only so that they might put their confidence in God and build their lives of faith and hope on Jesus. It is also that that the future generation – those children not even born yet – might know about Him as well!
Sometimes, days, even weeks can go by without me having a real conversation with my kids about Jesus. It might be because we haven’t talked in awhile (they are all off to college). Other times it is because I have simply failed to share with my kids all that God is doing in my life and share with them what I am learning.
Sharing Jesus with our kids doesn’t have to be hard. Start with what He is doing in your life today.