Friday, October 8, 2010

Raising Generations

Recently I just discovered that my daughter Emma's great, great, great, great Grandmother's name was also Emma.  I found that to be pretty neat to think that my daughter was named after her without our knowing.  I love to see pictures of my ancestors and to learn interesting facts.  I've often wondered what kind of lives they lived, if they knew the Lord, and if they ever said a prayer for future generations after them.  So often we don't think how every decision we make will affect future generations. Our lack of discipline in training up our children or our persistent determination and reliance on the Lord in training our children.  It does make a difference- much bigger than we will ever know.  I hope to leave my children, grandchildren, and future generations a Godly legacy.  Start praying for future generations today that they will continue in the faith and grace of our Lord and Savior and raise up generations that love and fear the Lord. Below is a song by Sara Groves called Generations.

I can taste the fruit of Eve


I’m aware of sickness, death and disease

The results of our choices are vast

Eve was the first but she wasn’t the last

And if I were honest with myself

Had I been standing at that tree

My mouth and my hands would be covered with fruit

Things I shouldn’t know and things I shouldn’t see



Remind me of this with every decision

Generations will reap what I sow

I can pass on a curse or a blessing

To those I will never know



She taught me to fear the serpent

I’m learning to fear myself

And all of the things I am capable of

In my search for wisdom, acceptance and wealth



And to say that the devil made me do it

Is a cop out and a lie

The devil can’t make me do anything

When I’m calling on Jesus Christ



Remind me of this with every decision

Generations will reap what I sow

I can pass on a curse or a blessing

To those I will never know



To my great, great, great grand daughter

Live in peace

To my great, great, great grand son

Live in peace

To my great, great, great grand daughter

Live in peace

To my great, great, great grand son

Live in peace, oh, live in peace



Remind me of this with every decision

Generations will reap what I sow

I can pass on a curse or a blessing

To those I will never know



Oh, remind me

Generations will reap what I sow

I can pass on a curse or a blessing

To those I will never know

Oh, I may never know

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