Malachi 3:1-4:6 / Revelation 22:1-21 / Psalm 150:1-6 / Proverbs 31:25-31
“…and he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the sons and the daughters, and the hearts of the children to their fathers!”
The parent/child relationship is SO VITALLY IMPORTANT to the heart of God! Clearly, our personal relationship with our Heavenly Father is of upmost significance as it affects every other relationship we have. It all begins with us and our Father God…LIVING OUR LIVES WITH HIM IN THE CENTER!
The importance of a close relationship between earthly parents & children is utterly vital as well. When parents walk closely with the Lord, receiving wisdom, strength and strategies from Him, loving their children well, teaching and training them to know and love God (their Heavenly Father) things truly get exciting!
As our children see the authentic relationship we have with the Lord demonstrated in the way we live our lives - their hearts will turn toward Him and us as they experience His reality! Totally the way it should be – the same message found through out the Bible (check out Deuteronomy 6:5-9!).
We have a beautiful chance to walk into this New Year stronger than ever, turning our hearts toward to our Father more than ever, hearing His voice more clearly than ever – sure footed, expectant, inspired,and hope-filled! The choice is totally ours.
How will we choose to spend our time? Will we seek Him each day, open and yielded to His will and direction in our lives? Will we allow Him to shape us, change us and help us become the people (individuals) He created us to be? Will our roots run deeper as we fill ourselves with His rock solid truth? Will our leaves turn greener and will we bear much fruit no matter what this year brings?
LET’S CHOOSE TO WHOLEHEARTEDLY PURSUE OUR SWEET HEAVENLY FATHER, ENTERING INTO THIS NEW YEAR WITH GREAT EXPECTATION!!