Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, for the sake of the promise of life in Christ Jesus:
To Timothy, my dearly loved son.
Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience as my ancestors did, when I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day. Remembering your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I recall your sincere faith that first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and now, I am convinced, is in you also.
Therefore, I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.
2 Timothy 1:1-7 (CSB)
The legacy of Timothy’s faith and ministry started first in his grandmother, two generations before him. We cannot underestimate the long-lasting power and impact of the Holy Spirit when we see how the good work that began in them continued on in Timothy and to many more through his ministry.
As women, as grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, as leaders, let’s remember that what seems like ordinary work can sow seeds for God’s kingdom to break through, now and in generations after us. Let’s not despise the mundane but embrace every small task He sets before us and live out our faith with a spirit of power, love, and sound judgment.
Lord, let Your kingdom come through us.
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Telling The Next Generation (JollyNotes.com) says
Hmm! YES! Amen! Thank you for these reminders Incourage! Thank you for going into detail, and Thank you for your continual encouragement. I trust that God will bless your efforts to the glory of His name! Amen.
I am praying and trusting God for a fresh infilling of The Holy Spirit in us as we all do our parts in telling the next generation. “Lord, let Your kingdom come through us” ~ Amen!
Thanks again Incourage ~ Happy Sunday and God bless!:)
– Bomi 🙂
Beth Williams says
This post reminds me of a poem “The Dash”:
I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning… to the end. He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years. For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth. For it matters not, how much we own, the cars… the house… the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash. So think about this long and hard; are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that still can be rearranged. To be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before. If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile… remembering that this special dash might only last a little while. So when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things they say about how you lived your dash?
How will we spend our dashes? Each day is a chance to use our dashes to help others, spread the light & love of Jesus in this sin dark world!
Thankyou….love this….now to live the Dash – I pray God will direct me and complete His will in me so I may be a witness to others and live this life as He wants me too , abiding each day in Him.
Beth Williams says
Dawn Ferguson-Little says
Yes let us live like Jesus would want to being kind caring and loving to his people. Especially those no one else wants or wants to be with. Like Jesus did in the Bible. As we that are saved are the Church to the unsaved in this world. They watch everything we do. Meaning what we say how we live our lives. If say we are saved like Jesus. They watch us all the more too see if we do an act of kindness or not. Like for example if we see someone we know in that need a lift home they don’t drive. Offer them one. Or if they need help doing something in their home but afraid to ask for help it will take them a bit longer. Offer if free to help. Go visit that person on their own. Or phone them up to ask are they ok.Especially if elderly. Got the time take them shopping if able to go shopping. If not ask them do they need anything. You get it next time at the shop for them. Show Jesus love. Make a difference. Chat someone no one else wants too know. Don’t just say I must do this or this. Go visit this person. Never do it. When with your unsaved family live your life the way Jesus would want you to infront of them. Watching what you do and say infront of them. Saying no if they are doing something you know is not Christian. Pray for them. This is living a Legacy of Faith for Jesus. In a world that needs Jesus. Especially the unsaved. Hopefully they will see Jesus in us. Then get Saved. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xxx
Lynne Molyneaux says
Dawn – you always share such profound thoughts. Thank you!
yes let’s take the time to invest in our children and families..taking time to teach the whole bible and history of how our faith began. let’s take time to pray and live for Jesus
I need a constant reminder of this. That God is in everything especially the raising of children. I pray Jesus speaks to my three miracles through time. I’m by no means the best Christian At All!! But God can work wonders with a simple command. I pray Lord the work you set me to do, the path you set me on that you are so close to me or I to you that my children see the love, grace and power of you!