How secure in life are you leaving your daughter? I’m not talking about with life insurance, property, or any other thing that may have them well off. All of that is great and we should leave our children with the comfort of knowing they will not be in debt to our things. But the security I’m speaking of comes from their trust in Christ. See, when I pass away, and I’m praying I pass away before my girls, but not until I’m about 102. That’s the age I’m giving myself. 🙂 Anyway, when I pass away mourning will be my families first response as expected, but after, I expect for them to get up, wash their face and continue with their quest to live a Godly life, serve others, glorify God, be kind, be pure, reach someone for Christ and teach their family about leaving a legacy of faith to go on and on for generations or as long as the Lord has the world going of course.
See, we can’t forget the why, why are we here? We can’t forget that there is something bigger for us to do and something bigger than us. We can’t forget that the way we live will reflect on the next generation. So, what will we do with our time that we have here as parents, siblings, daughters, friends? How secure in life are we leaving our daughters? It’s hard to talk about death, I know, but sharing with our daughters that death is only the beginning of our new life with Christ is so important. Make it real to them, because it is! Let them know the importance of their relationship with Christ and that they have a future to look forward to.
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. Romans 1:20
For my 11 year old, it’s hard to imagine. Honestly, it’s hard for me to imagine sometimes as well, but one way I make God and His eternity so real for me and my girls are the moments where I implore them to look around at all the creation that God has put in place. Look at one another and see how we are intricately made. I also make sure I include Him in everything in my life, every detail. Trust me, it’s hard to keep up with on a daily basis because we go through life so fast and with our own plans that we can so easily leave Christ out. But when we take the time to include Him in the everyday, mundane things, we look to Him more and more. That’s how I strive to live and that’s how I want my daughters to live so that when the space of mom or dad is gone physically, they won’t miss a beat knowing that they aren’t alone and they have more to live for while on this earth. They have to spread the gospel, they have to share with their children what God has done for them and how to live a Kingdom driven life.
Let us take our role as parents seriously according to God’s word and take living this life for him seriously so that we and our children see and live a life that is pleasing to Him. We wouldn’t want the enemy to gain any advantage on them, because they’ll know what to do when that young man comes along that’s trying to court them, they’ll know what to do when big decisions need to be made, they’ll know what to do when their children need guidance. Why, because they know God and have found security in Him! I’m so thankful that we have a friend in God. I’m thankful that there are so many Godly women and mothers out there that can step in to help in guiding our daughters to live a life for Christ. If you don’t know where to start, ask God to place a woman of God in your life to help you with bringing your daughters into the fullness of Christ. He will show you how to leave a secure legacy of faith for your daughters when you are gone.
Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior…They are to teach what is good and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
For His Glory,