By Autumn Darden
Recently I was with a group of people and the subject of inheritances came up. As each person discussed family inheritances of money, furniture and other valuables, I began to think about what I would want.
As I thought about receiving an inheritance it dawned on me that I have already received the inheritance that I want from my grandparents and parents. This inheritance is not sitting in my house on a shelf collecting dust. This inheritance is not tied up in stocks and bonds just waiting for me. No, this inheritance is timeless and imperishable. The inheritance that I have already received is the inheritance of faith in God.
Walking in faith as a parent is one of the best things we could ever do for our children. Walking by faith connects us and our children to every gift, promise and inheritance from God himself. Walking in faith connects us to the grace of God to do things we cannot do on our own. It connects us to the love of God flowing to us and through us. Walking in faith also is how we maintain a right relationship with God. That means we are righteous.
Now just think about all the scriptures about the "righteous" in the Bible and the benefits the righteous receive. David said in Psalm 37 that he never saw "the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread." Think about what this means for your children, my children, our children when we walk in sincere faith.
In 2 Timothy 1:5 Paul writes to Timothy: "I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you."
What the next generation needs is not the latest technology or freedom to choose what they believe. What the next generation needs is to inherit a sincere faith in God that was walked out by their parents and grandparents! The benefits are immeasurable!
Autumn is a wife and mom of three fantastic children, recently reunited with her birthson, has been a member of WRC for 17 years and taught at WRSM for the last 14 years.