prosperity for generations

Jules —  July 3, 2005

Karen and I were visiting one day, as we often do, about the fears we have raising children in this world. Will they make good decisions? Will they keep their eyes fixed on God or will they go their own way? She shared a scripture with me that she prays daily. It is powerful and encouraging.

The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live. Deuteronomy 30:6

This day I call heaven and earth as winesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Deuteronomy 30:19-20

While meditating on these scriptures, I was reminded of this one from Ezekiel 36:25-28

I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. You will live in the land I gave your forefathers; you will be my people, and I will be you God.

I fall so short all the time. I am thankful I can turn to God and His word. I would not be able to have peace, if not for the fact, that I can pray and release myself and my children and my children’s children to Him.



8 responses to prosperity for generations

  1. Julie, The older women are suppose to be teaching you younger women, but here you are so full of wisdom. I thank God for your ministry in this format, and thank Him for your life. It encourages me to get into my Bible more, which I continue to work on and am not sucessful at every day. Gil & I have a daily devotion & Prayer time but I still feel like I need to spend more personal time by myself w/God. Keep on blogging.

  2. Well, thanks! I am glad that I can encourage you…WOW!

    Sometimes after I post about spiritual things I get worried that it comes across corny. I also don’t want to appear super spiritual because I am not. I just need God really bad!! I love recipe swapping and I also love scripture swapping! I need the encouragement. Most of what I learn is from other people. I am not in the word and prayer enough, myself. I do enjoy sharing what’s on my heart.

  3. Sharing how God’s word touches you is NEVER corny, so you can let go of that worrying about what we think, RIGHT NOW! (and that’s an order directly from your bossy cuz’) And besides, we already love you.

  4. Oops I need to clarify: that above order is from me (Debbie), not Trish. I’m just using her computer! And by the way, we’re having a great time here visiting with her and her family and seeing DC!

  5. You sound great, and not corny. If you are writing what you feel God wants you to, don’t worry. I think it helps us all when we air what is on our minds and we enjoy hearing about your family, then we know what to pray for.

    Have a wonderful 4th. I appreciate all the soldiers who have given “ALL” for our freedom. And the ones who have been injured need our prayers. I pray for God’s protection over those in harms way.

  6. What a neat time to be in D.C.

    Happy Birthday, USA!!!

  7. Hi Trish, Hi Debbie, have a good 4th of July!!!! Wish I was there with you. Hi Julie, that goes for you too. Got Rich and the girls here, time to fix hamburgers on the grill. Love all TOOTSIE

  8. Christie and David, if you are reading this, thank you again for serving our country. We appreciate your sacrifice for freedom.

    –Carl, Mary, and Tori