Monday, September 7, 2009

Inheritance Planning

"Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him
and keep His commands."
Deuteronomy 7:9 (NIV)

Inheritance planning - our grandchildren inherit many different things from us: facial features, eye, hair and skin color, our name, and maybe our personal possessions. Have you ever heard a grandchild laugh or make a funny face, and you said to yourself, "That is just like 'so and so' (a family member)"? So, we have already "passed down" a lot of things that will be with them all of their lives. But, what is passed down that will last through eternity? It is never too late to plan for a spiritual inheritance for our loved ones.

We may bless their lives with the power of our prayers, and by example, leave a picture of our faith. When the Apostle Paul wrote Timothy to encourage him, he said, "I constantly remember you in my prayers...I have been reminded of your sincere faith which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also." 2 Timothy 1: 3, 5.

What is your inheritance plan for your grandchildren? Please spend a moment in quiet reflection and prayer to consider this question. Record the first things that are revealed to you and make your own inheritance plan!

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You are welcome to share your inheritance plan in our comments section. I love your praying heart!


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