Today I am so honored to have Alisha Gratehouse fromFlourish, guest post for us. Please take a moment to stop by and visit her blog today!
When I contemplate the legacy I want to leave my children, many things come to mind. Obviously, I want them to have a deep love of the Lord. I want them to have God’s Word rooted and grounded in their hearts so that they will be strong, established Christians. And of utmost importance, I want them to have a vibrant and intimate relationship with Him: fellowshipping with Him, obeying Him, and serving Him all the days of their lives.
But there is another legacy that I want my children to have: the legacy of faith. I want them to have a strong faith in God and to firmly believe that everything He has promised, He will do.
Joshua told the Israelites: You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed. (Josh. 23:14)
I want my children to have a bold faith in God, so that no matter what circumstances or situations they face, they will continue to believe that God will absolutely come through for them.
Let’s face it, life can be hard. We all experiences highs and lows. We all have to walk through tests, trials and tribulations. But I want my children to know in the depths of their being that the Lord will do just what He said He will do:
- He will be with them. (Mt. 28:20)
- He will lead and guide them. (Rms. 8:14)
- He will heal them. (1 Pet. 2:24)
- He will provide for them. (Phil. 4:19)
- He will protect them. (Ps. 91:11, 14)
- He will answer their prayers. (1 Jn. 5:14-15)
- And so much more!
I want them to see me having faith and confident trust in the Lord no matter what.
I want to be like Abraham. He was strong in faith. He didn’t consider his circumstances. He didn’t doubt God’s promise. In fact, he was fully persuaded that the Lord would do exactly as He promised (Rom. 4:19-21).
When we are going through difficult times, it can sometimes seem like we will never get out of that dark valley of pain, sickness, lack, sadness, etc. And it can be hard to maintain your confident trust in the Lord, but we absolutely must – no matter what the situation or circumstance may be.
Why? Because our God is faithful!
“God Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let you down (relax My hold on you)! Assuredly not! ” Hebrews 13:5 (AMP)
He will never fail us, nor forsake us. He will never let us down. He is a good God!
Besides, without faith it is impossible to please Him (Heb 11:6). I want to please Him in everything I do, all the days of my life. And I want my children to as well. Don’t you?
The just shall live by faith. (Heb. 10:38)
Alisha Gratehouse is a minister’s wife and the mother of three awesome kids. Her days are filled with writing, homeschooling, drinking tea, laughing with (and at) her family, and spontaneously bursting into song. She loves antiquing, “cottage-chic” decorating, and Masterpiece Theatre. Alisha’s desire is to inspire, encourage and empower others to live abundant and satisfying lives (John 10:10). She writes at Flourish,(alishagratehouse.com), and has recently published her first book, God Said So, a daily devotional for children.
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For those of you that link up throughout the month, I will be choosing a “featured blogger”, for the following month. The featured blogger will be someone who actively participates in the link up, and who’s posts have really touched the community. They will receive free advertising for their blog on my sidebar for that month, and also be allowed to submit one approved guest post during that month.
The featured blogger for the month of January is Alisha Gratehouse from Flourish. Please take a moment to stop by and read her encouraging words! You can also check out her eBook devotional for children, “God Said So!”, here.