Words from the Heart for Tuesday August 14th, 2018
We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders.
Psalm 78:4 (NLT)
Tell the Next Generation
Our words and our actions will influence the coming generations. At every age we have an influence on those following us. The best thing we can pass on is the truth about our God. And, our testimony is proof that he can work in lives just like ours. Let us tell of his mighty wonders so that an example of faith can be handed to those who will come after us.
In April 1997, the Canada Foundation for Innovation was established by an act of Parliament. The goal was to halt the brain drain that saw Canada’s best and brightest follow funding to pursue their research abroad. By 2016, the Foundation had invested more than $6.6 billion in close to 10,000 projects that span all disciplines, and range in size in complexity, from databases, electron microscopes and gene sequencers to large-scale digital networks, ocean research vessels and world-class particle physics facilities.
I heard a seminary professor share her testimony and what she said gripped my heart. She shared about how her father would tell the family each evening at dinner something that the Lord had done in his life that day. She went on to say that it was these stories that played a part in the development of her relationship with the living God. It has always been that each generation has the responsibility to tell the next generation about the things of God. Psalm 74:8 puts it this way: “We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders.” There are two important things here that we are called to share with the next generation – the truths of God’s word and the actions of God in our lives. It is vital that we teach our children and grandchildren a correct understanding of the nature of God. And it is just as important that we testify to what God is doing in our lives, so that they see the living God at work in their lives.
These have been words from the heart.