If you need some encouragment in that, read this short but powerful word from Bill Yount as he says this:
It's obvious the generations are on God's heart! And as a doting father and grandfather myself, I love bragging on my own kids and grandkids too!
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God Owns the Bragging Rights to Your Children
"Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion." (Isaiah 8:18 KJV)
Did you know that God is bragging on your children? He's talking them up. He believes in them. They are the talk of Heaven. He thought them up and He thinks they are awesome. He's not focusing on what they are doing wrong; He is focusing on what they are doing right. He thinks your grandchildren are grand and your great grandchildren great. Even the crazy ones who we wonder about are the wonders of the world to Him.
The Lord says, "Your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and shake the world."
"...the seed of the righteous shall be delivered." (Proverbs 11:21 KJV)
"...your descendants will defeat their enemies." (Genesis 22:17 MSG)
Do you believe what God knows about them? Believe in your children and let them know it and watch God move. (Photo via Unsplash)
What Are Your Kids Doing Right? Build on That!
When I was five years old my mother would tell everybody, "This is my little preacher." It embarrassed me at the time but I have been in ministry now for forty-three years and I love preaching.
It's easy to tell our children what they are doing wrong, but let's major on what they are doing right and build on that. Let's focus on what they are becoming in the Lord and not what they are doing right now. After all, this is how God sees us.
Declare this truth of God's Word over your children, grandchildren and those yet to be born:
"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." (1 Peter 2:9 KJV)
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Blowing the Shofar Ministry
Bill Yount has been a member of Bridge of Life Church in Hagerstown, Maryland for the past 40 years where he is in leadership. He faithfully served in Prison Ministry at Mount Hope Inc. for 23 years and now travels full-time, ministering in churches and Aglow circles. Bill's calling is to encourage the Body of Christ to move forward into God's destiny as they are sent into the harvest field. "Humility and Humor" characterize his ministry as he brings forth a fresh word that is "in season" proclaiming the Word of the Lord! The shofar or (ram's horn) is at times used in his meetings, breaking the powers of darkness over regions, churches and households. Many of God's messages which Bill ministers prophetically, come out of every day life with his family and friends.
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