Aug 7, 2013

Wednesday in the Word-Family

 

 I cannot imagine my life without my family! Living in a fallen world where I see families falling apart one by one, marriage covenants broken daily, parents abandoning their children and sin and selfishness being at the top of the household list, my heart breaks! I am a product of such sin and selfishness and years ago I realized how quickly generational bondage can lead to generational sin.


We must take a stand against the enemy my friends and say, "Not my marriage or my family will you have". Years ago I sensed such an awakening to the "reaping" of such generational bondage and sin that had been sown in my own life. I then made a vow to God that with His help I would STAND firm against Satan and I would make a difference in my marriage, in the lives of my children and future grandchildren.  

Beth Moore, author of many Bible Studies said it best:

I believe we do not think about nor pray enough for our descendants---our children, grandchildren, and their children. Our actions, both good and bad, will have consequences after we are absent from this earth. While we are enjoying the bliss of heaven and the mercy of God's grace, our grandchildren still could be reaping painful consequences of situations we've sown. Or, on the other hand, they could be enjoying the benefits of faithful lives by lived by great-grandparents whom they've never know.

So just as the President, formerly, General Eisenhower sitting at his desk in the Oval Office soon after the war said, "THE BUCK STOPS HERE, I said it too! I knew that I did not want to pass down to my children and their children the same traits that had been passed down to me!

 

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The Buck Stops here simply means that YOU are RESPONSIBLE now and cannot blame what is happening on someone else! 

I love my family enough that I do want to make a difference in their lives and the lives of my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wouldn't it be nice to just think that one day even our great-great grandchildren will be reaping the "GOD difference" that we made in our own lives?

 Hugs and blessings, Cindy

13 comments:

  1. Great photos Cindy...you are so right we can make a difference in our families by the decisions WE make. I like the idea of "the buck stops here"
    Blessings to you

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  2. Your post is very powerful this morning. Very strong words indeed and very needed in this day and age. I have been praying for my children and my grandchildren, but never thought of what I teach them would no longer be heard when I leave this earth, but I do pray it sets in deep enough in them that they will still hear it when I'm gone. "Teach them in the way they should go and they will never part from it." Keep up your wonderful teachings, Cindy. Not only will your children and grandchildren be better off because of it, but mine and others will also be better off because of it. You're wonderful!
    Brenda

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  3. You have a beautiful family, Indy. I love those photos!...Christine

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  4. LOVE the pictures and really enjoyed your post today. True words spoken here. Thanks Cindy.
    Connie Royals

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  5. Oh, my word, your babies are beautiful!!! Well written post...words of wisdom spoken from the heart of a Grandmother!!!

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  6. What a wonderful post. I'm too concerned about my legacy, I pray for them daily.
    Your pictures are so pretty...your grandchildren are precious!
    Thank you for your inspiration.
    Sharlotte

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  7. Aww such beautiful children!! Love that family shot!

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  8. Love the beautiful photography! Your grands are such cuties! Our grandchildren will have a harder time being Christians in our "changed nation." We must pray hard while we are here and trust the Lord to protect them and hold them close to Him always.

    Katherine

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  9. Hi, Cindy. As a follower who gets your posts via email, I don't miss much that goes on here, and I'm so glad. It seems like your topic is perfectly timed for what I need to hear/read! Your babies are beautiful, as is your photography. I was so pleased to see that you'd stopped by my baptism table post and commented! Thank you for your kind and sweet words. God bless. ~Zuni

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  10. Hi Dear Cindy! Oh, this is so true and so much needed today as more and more people do not follow Jesus. Such a great reminder to be more mindful of praying specifically for our descendants! I love your precious snaps too. Hope you're doing well, dear one.
    You're always a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  11. Love this post Cindy, it is a subject that I have also had to stand firm against. My daughter and I have talked about it many times, it was late in my life before I realized what was happening, before I understood. Thank God, He is faithful and provides us with the armor we need to go against Satan and his demons. We must stand strong in th faith and call on God everyday for guidance and protection.

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  12. Cindy, I do think it's up to us to make our own happiness. Being unselfish and putting others before ourselves makes a big difference. I too can NOT imagine life without my dear husband and family. Your grands are darling and look like little angels. Loved the profound message of this post!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  13. WOW, what a powerful message Miss Cindy. You have a beautiful family (love, love, love your photography). Johnna

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy