Deuteronomy 4:9Â Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons
Moses’ ministry is coming to an end. He reminds and warns the people to not forget all that God has done in their lives. They were to be careful, watch their souls diligently because it is easy to get caught up in the day to day life and forget how God has worked in your life.
Right now might be a good time to stop and take stock. What has God done in your life? How has He worked? Often God does a work and then we forget that it was God and over time begin to see how we helped ourselves. Our success that He gave us is seen as “our success!”
We overcame that addiction! We defeated that sin! We changed our life or turned over a new leaf! We credit our family, our friends, ourselves but not the God of Heaven who did the work in us!
The challenge is to never forget that it is God that has done the work. It was never done by our might or power but by His. The first step is to remember this in your own heart.
The second step is to share this with your children. You are writing a story. It should be a story of His greatness! It should be let me share with you, my son, what a great God we have! It should be God has done so much for me, for us, for our family!
We ought to share with our grandchildren these great truths.
This brings us to several problems or applications that each of us need to make.
Make sure that you acknowledge and thank God for what He is doing in your life. If you do not recognize Him then they surely won’t.
Second, be sure to have a time set up when you have family devotions, or bedtime stories or something so that you can share what God has done. If you do not have a time set aside then they will not have the opportunity to learn from you all that God has done in your life.
Third, take the time to share the story. Make sure God is the hero of the story and not you!
You want your children to know God . You want them to believe and walk with God.
Make the decision now. Take the first step because when it is new it feels strange, but if you do not do so then you will never be comfortable telling them the story.
Be diligent to watch over your own soul then share it with the kids and grandkids!