“Only pay attention and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your grandchildren [impressing these things on their mind and penetrating their heart with these truths]. Deuteronomy 4:9 Holy Bible Amplified Version
One of the amazing things in researching my ancestry is how much of myself I see in my distant relatives like a generational repetition. As well I can see the ugly side of my ancestors in my family. It is important to understand that yes many of our positive and negative traits have been passed on by our ancestors.
All hope is lost for our fathers addictions shall be passed on to me, you say.
We need to understand the past but not to allow it to dictate our present or future. Joseph a son of Jehovah
No, not at all.
Because, when we accept Christ as our Savior, He will send the Holy Spirit to remould you into a beautiful child of Jehovah. It is a slow process that takes decades but is well worth it because in the course of your remoulding you will be blessed with a deep love, admiration, respect and awe of the Holy Spirits power, the Power of Christ and of course the power of Jehovah. An added benefit is that your transformation will be an encouraging testimony to others who have addictions and bad dispositions.
“Though no one can go back and make a new beginning – anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.” Carl Brand
It is important to share with your children and grandchildren the big and small of your walk with Jehovah to make Him real to them. It is good if you can insert Bible verses into the conversation because that teaches the younger generation the the Bible is the word of God and our guidebook to life.
Instead of wasting time in malls or with computers or with the idiot box (TV) take time to find a safe quiet place to go for a walk with your children and grandchildren in nature (because that is Gods Cathedral) and share with them your walk. Be patient with them and answer their questions honestly and with grace.
It will not bring everyone to Christ but even one is a precious treasure unto Him.
We need to share with the younger generation our walk with Christ so they can see Him for being real and not a fairy tale such as the world deceitfully professes. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Please Jesus Pryyand (God is my friend) bless me with opportunities to share You with others as You shared Yourself with others so as to bring them into Your Holy family since I have no family to share the amazing bountiful blessings You have bestowed upon me during our walk together lo these many many years. I humbly request this in You my big brothers name. Amen.
May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.