King’s Kids International (KKI) has adopted a new purpose statement that I’m really encouraged about. It is “Generations living the kingdom together”. This is so richly seen in the bible and so there are many examples we looked at to learn about God’s heart and desire for generations gathering and living together.
Exodus 3:15: God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.
How does each subsequent generation know the Lord? From their father passing it on. And it isn’t just passed on by words, or going church on Sunday, or doing good things. But from living it with our children. Moment by moment and day by day.
Deuteronomy 6:5-9: You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
If we don’t take care of the transition from generation to generation then we have to start over because they aren’t able to build on our victories. We leave room for a curse. I just heard today from a friend that “our ceilings are our children’s floors”. What a great word picture! I love that my girls will build on what I’ve learned and I’ve built on what amazing victories and truths my parents have been blessed with from the Lord! Pass it on people! ☺