Like father, like son, like grandson………
Have you ever said to yourself either out loud or by your actions that what I do with my life only affects me? So I can do as I please with my life. We mistakenly think that we are only affecting one life by our actions. We forget that our lives affect many others around us. It is an awesome life changing truth when I accept that my life affects the values and lives of those around me. Noted below is God’s warning of just such an affect our lives have on those around us.
Exodus 34:7 “Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.”
Wow, my life can have that type of impact on my family. That stops you in your tracks and makes you think. In addition to that knowledge we must be aware that everything we do and yes even those things we think in secret we will give account of.
Heb 4:13 “And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”
Romans 14:12 “So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.”
So, today for my benefit and that of my family and that of those around me watching and learning from me I desire to live a Godly life and live as Jesus says;
Luke 9:23 “Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.”
It is never to late to seek forgiveness and make changes….
1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”