As my husband explained last night to our children that as we invest in their lives, discipling them, teaching them the things of God, cultivating in them a love for His Word and saturating their hearts and mind with truth, that we do it with the expectation that they’ll pass the torch of faith onto their children, and their children to their children.
It’s a powerful function of The Great Commission, one Christians often overlook or undermine in the midst of pouring themselves into programs or other ministries with far less power of discipleship. Certainly some ministries are integral to The Great Commission, but none so much as a father and mother who understand the “nation” within their walls, the potential of exponential discipleship in the years to come with faithful laboring and intentional walking beside those to whom we are first given to bring to Christ.
My parenting takes on a whole new level of meaning when I grasp the reality of what I’ve been given! As I teach, love, and walk with my children, I do it for my grandchildren and my great-grandchildren. Now there’s a picture for purpose. Let us leave a legacy that returns to us in Heaven. May we not become weary in well doing.
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