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Thought and Prayer for Saturday, July 25, 2020

Saturday, July 25, 2020

July 25, 2020 PASS IT DOWN

We pass down more than we realize to our children and to others who look to us as role models. Our actions, attitudes, and words are observed early on by young children and they tend to say what we say and act how we act. We have often see our children say things that we didn’t realize they heard us say. That is why we need to be careful about what we do and say. They are watching and what we teach them through our words and actions can help or hurt them as they grow into adulthood.

One extremely important example that our children should see in us is an attitude like Christ. We are to live by the godly example God has given us in His word. We are to share His word with our children. We are to live a holy life so our children will see the good things God does for those who love, obey, and worship Him. We are called to read and share His word with the next generation so they will know who He is and have an opportunity to experience His good deeds, His faithfulness, and salvation.

SCRIPTURE:
Deuteronomy 11:18-21 “So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write what you do to share God’s word with the next generation.
2. List what ways you can share more about God with young people.
3. Remember your actions and words are noticed by the youth.
4. Choose to be a godly example to the next generation as God has called you to do.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we pray You will help us be more mindful of our words and actions. We want to be godly role models for the next generation. We want to show love, joy and peace to them. We want to share Your word with them and tell them of Your wonderful love, faithfulness, good deeds, and how they can have eternal life. Help us to have a right mindset and the strength to follow You so we can lead our next generation to the right path that You have for them to follow. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
Psalm 78:4 “We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation
about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders.”(NLT)

Isaiah 41:4 “Who has done such mighty deeds, summoning each new generation from the beginning of time? It is I, the Lord, the First and the Last. I alone am he.” (NLT)

Psalm 119:89-91 “Your eternal word, O Lord, stands firm in heaven. Your faithfulness extends to every generation, as enduring as the earth you created. Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves your plans.” (NLT)

Isaiah 51:8b “My salvation will continue from generation to generation.” (NLT)

We are to share how great God is with our children and our children’s children.

FOCUS:
Isaiah 38:19b “Each generation tells of your faithfulness to the next.” (NLT)
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