Thursday, August 16, 2012

How Will They Know?

"...Rejoice that your names are written in Heaven."
Luke 10:20 (NIV)

How will they know?

In my family, we are blessed to have received a Godly heritage that has been passed down from one generation to the next. The evidence is recorded in letters, Bible notations, and the living out of faith.  All are sweet discoveries for me to know that there have been many praying ancestors in my family tree.

Clearly the written word is important to God since Jesus tells us to "rejoice that your names are written in Heaven." Luke 10: 20 (NIV). Many examples exist in Paul's letters in the New Testament where he continually encourages the saints.  They are written letters, that we have the privilege to read and be encouraged, also.

Many resources are available so that your descendants will know and understand the depth of your faith. There are prayer journals, scrapbooks, letters, Bible notations, and many other ways to record your walk with the Lord for your loved ones to read. And while "oral history" (the telling of faith stories) is important also,  the written stories are more lasting for future generations to read.

Let's pray for every grandmother to make a commitment to begin writing down her walk with the Lord for her descendants.

And so, I ask you: "How will they know?"

I love your praying hearts!


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