Hearing From The LORD Through The Generations

Luke 1:55

"As He spoke to our fathers,
To Abraham and to his seed forever"

Hearing from the LORD is a matter of position.

Not a position in world terms, but taking a position of authority over your own flesh, your heart and your family.

Mary didn't wake one day and say to herself, "Self, I think we should have great faith and become a chosen vessel of the LORD."  

Sorry to burst you bubble.  I guarantee that the faith building work that became manifest in this young teenager's life began with faithful parents.  Parents who saw the generational benefit of serving the LORD and living in His will.
Remember that establishing generational blessings for your family is a process, one which takes time, consistency and faith.  The world may pull on the heart strings of our children, but the heart of the home, when established in the foundation in Christ, will trump the world in the end.

Joshua 24:15

New King James Version (NKJV)
"And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

The application of these biblical principles will look differently in each individual home.  What is acceptable in my home, may not be in your home.  It is up to us as parent's to determine prayerfully what is acceptable according to God's will for their family.


Philippians 2:12

New King James Version (NKJV)

"Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;"

However; there are foundations of biblical principles that I now submit will be essential in all Christian homes:
  • Deal with weaknesses (flesh, heart issues, etc.) now, not later when these issues have crossed from temptation, to iniquity, to out right sin issues.  Here is one of the resources we like to use consistently in our home.
  • Build the "Jesus culture" in your home.  Building all house rules, focus and purpose on the basis of Jesus Christ and His cross, crucified!
  • Build "fences" for your children!  My pastor gave an excellent word on this just this past Sunday.  The principle is this: We set the holiness standards, or measuring stick, by which our family should walk by.  Not for salvation, for that alone is found in Jesus Christ, but to set fences surrounding our children's heart, protecting them from the enemy of our souls and the world.
  • Believe God at His Word, in all His promises and commands without condition!  His ways our not ours and we must remember that He brings all things around to good, in His time.  Not your time, His time.  Not what you think it should look like, but it is His masterpiece.  Trust Him!
In the end, you and your family belong in His hands and live but for His purpose alone.  Hearing from Christ, through His holy living Word, and allowing Him free reign in your life and your family's; this will be the most assured way to establish generational blessings for you and your children, and your children's children.


Today is the last day to reflect together on having a "Mary Heart".  I hope journeying through this beautiful prayer in scripture has blessed you and renewed your faith.  It has been an ardent blessing to me and I am grateful for the journey.

Hoping your new year is full of wonders and joy!

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