Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Memorials help us pass on our faith

We are still on the topic of memorials. We tend to witness that the children of believers have the best opportunity to come to faith while they’re in the home of their believing parents. That personalizes the memorial a bit, doesn’t it? That’s why the Bible here deliberately introduces the notion of children and memorials. So that we can pass on the faith to the next generation!

We need to identify the spiritual high water marks that have occurred in our lives so that they can be shared and transferred to the next generation?

Where were you when God did a work in your life? Is there a memorial? Can it be shared? Stop and think. When did God move? Where? Have you told anybody? If you have children at home, share these important stories with them! Pass it on…

Memorials help us pass on our faith to future generations. There’s a reason that Deuteronomy 6 talks about Israel remembering the things of God and transferring them on a daily basis as a way of life to the next generation. It’s a family thing and memorials help raise children of faith. Build memorials and use them to display God’s goodness to your children and your children’s children.
6 "Let this be a sign among you, so that when your children ask later, saying, 'What do these stones mean to you?' 
7 then you shall say to them, 'Because the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off.’ So these stones shall become a memorial to the sons of Israel forever." – Joshua 4:6-7

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