Monday, January 07, 2008

"write these things down"

Jeannie Fulbright's post Keep the Testimony resonated in my heart. The title for this post is taken from her post. Here are a couple of my favorite paragraphs from her post:
Our own children are in danger of having misconceptions about God if we don't oft repeat the testimonies of His work in our lives. Those stories are the testimony which gives our children something to stand on, something to ground their beliefs and faith on, something tangible - their family history, their own personal knowledge of God's ways and stories they can hand down to their own children.

Not only does keeping the testimony give our children a heritage, it also gives them weapons against the enemy and keeps them free from spiritual bondage...

So much of our children's heritage, especially their spiritual heritage, is lost because it's not recorded, and/or passed down intentionally. We run the risk of repeating the mistake of the Israelites in Judges 2:10 when a new generation grew up "who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done". I don't want that for my children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc. so I must get serious about intentionally passing on to them the knowledge of God and what He has done and continues to do in our family. I have had a plan for years to interview the generation before me about their spiritual journey and create a written account. It's time for me to put that plan into action.

Have you done anything to intentionally record your families spiritual heritage?

1 comment:

Carla said...

Some very good points here, Jacqueline! Will have to think on this!