Dangerous. I know!
I invested exorbitant time generalizing generations today for my Facebook feed. So why let it go to waste, I might as well share here too.
Pondering today. Just general observations from recent and current Generations. Mothers and Daddies took their children to church and practiced Scriptural obedience, not perfectly, but gave it a good faith try back in the 1940s and 50s – Generation one herein.
Those children born to generation one herein aged. They got married. This second generation, they went to church most of the time. Read their Bibles often. Prayed regularly. Morally lived pretty good. They had children. They even had some home devotions with the children – well, the Mommas did.
Third generation. These children of the Children of the second generation stay out of church most of the time except for weddings and funerals. They have a Bible, somewhere. Read it seldom. Not much real praying, not even grace before meals but occasionally ask for others to pray for them on social media when troubles are heavy.
Fourth generation. Some have Bibles, usually given to them by someone in generation two. Majority have a world view that would stagger generation one. They are not sure how to pray, who or if there is anyone to pray to. A majority of these fourth generation children hold out their hands demanding they be filled. Some of the older ones of generation 4 have married already, some are having babies already (5th generation).
Yes, these are generalities. Thank the LORD for every exception! And for not the exception, it’s not too late! All living generations can repent and we NEED TO and yet make a difference for other generations. We cannot change what we have done or what we did not do. BUT, we can now, today! bring the transforming Power of the BLOOD OF JESUS into these generational blood lines and set captives free before death claims us. That’s it.
Romans 12: (KJV )2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. source
Hebrews 13: (TLV) 12 Therefore, to make the people holy through His own blood, Yeshua also suffered outside the gate. source
Hebrews 13: (CSB) 20 Now may the God of peace, who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus—the great Shepherd of the sheep—through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 equip you with everything good to do his will, working in us what is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. source
Selah ~ ~ ~
Kathie Whitestone Thompson
Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.