Sunday, September 15, 2019

This is Handing Down the Faith

This quote from Joni got my attention today - "What good is it if we only trust the Lord when we understand His ways? That only guarantees a life filled with doubts." Since we know God's ways are higher than our ways, it is inevitable there will be times - likely many, many times - when we do not understand what He is, or as the case may be, is not doing. While we may have times in our lives where we are able to see the "whys" there will be other times when we will not see the answer on this earth.

We need to be people who trust God - particularly when we do not understand. We need to model this for our grandchildren - and grown sons, daughters and in-laws, as their lives will have times they do not understand as well. Handing down the faith is not just about teaching the Bible accounts - although this is absolutely part of handing down the faith. Handing down the faith is not just about remembering and telling about the times when God blessed you - although this is absolutely part of handing down the faith. Handing down the faith is about telling them the times when you did not understand what God was doing - or not doing. It is about the times when you were completely unable to see God's hand. These are what Handing down the faith is about as well.

So, in those times when you do not understand what God could possibly be doing, trust Him and tell the ones you love, so they are able to watch as you model for them what this looks like - this is handing down the faith. 

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