Building a Godly legacy- Children that will love the Lord Part 2

I have a young grandson whose favorite discussion topics are photos and cutting down trees. All-day, every day, he will gladly talk about those subjects. Frankly, that is the way people are. They want to talk about what excites them. 

We are to desire (read commanded) to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and might. How much we talk about the Lord with our family reflects our actual relationship with Him.

“… shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up” (Deuteronomy 6:7). 

(Sadly, what excites many men is sinful and can’t be talked about in the family, and therefore must be suppressed.)

I challenge you to observe families. You will see that children love what Dad loves, not just what he says he loves, but what dad genuinely loves. What delights Dad’s heart? It might be fun, food or football, movies, or money. Whatever Dad loves is where you will find the children’s hearts. 

I plead with you. Don’t settle for the children merely praying a little prayer to receive Jesus. (Brothers, that is true for us also.) Do they have a sincere relationship with Him? Cultivate and look for fruit. 

“Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. 2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed” (Psalm 112 1-2).