And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
We are overcomers! It is important to share this truth with our children. When I first got saved, I was very reluctant to share with my children the struggles and hardships that we faced. I didn’t want to worry them and I wasn’t yet equipped to impart the faith and hope that they would need to withstand the hardship that was before us. I’m not saying to reveal every detail of your circumstance, but we should include them in the process by telling them what God has promised, including them in prayer, and rejoicing in the fulfillment. They need to be reminded of the ways that God has moved on our behalf so that they don’t forget the greatness of our God.
Deuteronomy 6:6-9New King James Version (NKJV)
6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
God wanted His people not to forget Him once they entered into their promise. He wanted them to remember the miracles that they witnessed coming out of Egypt and the provision He gave in the wilderness. He was going to give them the promise of the land flowing with milk and honey, but didn’t want them to forget where they came from and how He worked on their behalf.
God wants to give us our promises too. He wants us to remain humble and teach our children of our deliverance. Our testimony along with the blood of Jesus will overcome curses and break the power of the enemy. Many of his people didn’t make it into the Promised Land because they quickly forgot how God delivered and provided for them. They wanted to go back to Egypt being slaves because it was what they were used to.
Do you want to stay in bondage? Do you want your children to be free from the struggles that you have faced? If you are trusting God for something new, start to thank Him for what He’s already done. Share your testimony with your children. Let them experience the greatness of God by seeing the promise fulfilled. Teach them the Word of God so it can be planted in their hearts. Let them know that the same God that delivered His people out of Egypt, will deliver them out of whatever holds them back. Let every situation be used as a teaching moment to impart God’s Word. Everything is in God’s Word. We just need to seek it out. In this age of technology there is really no excuse. It is easier than ever to look up a scripture or topic on our phones and computers. We can type in one word and it gives us every scripture in any version of the Bible that we choose. We need to be intentional. Remember God in your conversation with your children today. Pray and thank God together and watch God move on your behalf!
Father, we thank You for deliverance. We thank You for all of the promises that You have given us. Forgive us for not including our children in our journey. Give us wisdom on how to share our testimony and Your Word with every opportunity. Let our hearts be humbled with thankfulness and encouraged with faith. Let praise be on our lips and prayer be a priority. Help us remember You in everything and teach our children of Your greatness. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!