A Heritage of the Heart

by May 13, 2024

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The Lasting Impact of Faith Upbringing

Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

The heritage we leave in the hearts of our children is more valuable than any earthly treasure. Every word, every teaching, and every example we offer to our children has a lasting impact on their lives, especially concerning their faith and relationship with God.

Remember the importance of guiding your children on God’s path from an early age. The spiritual inheritance we leave them is a legacy that will endure in their lives, always guiding them towards God.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 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, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

God calls us to constantly teach our children about His commandments and His love, integrating faith into every aspect of their daily lives. The heritage of the heart transcends generations. It’s more than just teaching Bible verses or taking our children to church. It involves modeling the character of Christ in our lives and teaching our children to love God above all things and to love their neighbor as themselves. It’s a constant commitment to guide and discipline in love, to pray for them and with them, and to trust that God will fulfill His promise that when they are older, they will not depart from the way we have taught them.

Titus 2:3-5 “Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children.

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.

These verses remind us of the importance of humility in our upbringing and teaching, both towards our children and towards other members of the Christian community.

1 Corinthians 13:8 “Love never ends.

Love is the enduring force that sustains our upbringing and teaching, guiding us to love our children with the same grace and love that God shows us.

Today, take a moment to reflect on how you are leaving a spiritual inheritance in the hearts of your children. Are you being a consistent example of love and faith for them? Are you dedicating time to teach them about God and His word in everyday life? Pray for God to help you be a better spiritual father or mother and to cultivate a deeper relationship with Him in your home.

Sincerely, Pastor Guillermo Ayala

Scripture References:

Proverbs 22:6

Titus 2:3-5

1 Peter 5:5


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