WHAT’S YOUR LEGACY?

WHAT’S YOUR LEGACY?

Deuteronomy 6:6-9
6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in your heart:7 And you shall teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.9 And you shall write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

At a certain age in life you are expected to write your will. That is not pushing you to die; it is simply to ensure that in case you are called suddenly by God, you would have made preparations for your seed after you. The content of will vary from individual to individual and from family to family; the common thing that runs through most wills is material possessions quite understandably. However, what we have to understand is that all that has to do with life on earth. What about life beyond?

What legacy are you leaving for your children? To be more specific, what values are you leaving for the generation after you? We have heard several stories of families breaking apart when the parent owing a lot of property passes on. What you have to understand is that the values concerning how your property is handled after you are gone is an even greater inheritance. Are you teaching your children to put your property to Godly use after you are gone? Is it in the hearts of your children that some of your property for example should be given to for the furtherance of the kingdom of God?

Whatever is in our will, if God does not occupy a central position in the lives of your offspring, your inheritance is in trouble.

Prayer
1. Spend time thanking God for all He has given you in this life – spiritually, morally, intellectually and financially.
2. Ask God for wisdom to enable you to will to your children, spiritual, mental, material and moral values.
3. Father, please help me plan a good inheritance for the generation after me if Jesus tarries.

Declarations
I declare today that spiritual and moral values are the most important to me. I pronounce in the name of Jesus that every step of my life will be legacy-driven, to bless and prepare the generation after me. I declare that I am a trans-generational person and my God will enable me pass on a Godly legacy to the generation after me in the name of Jesus.

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