My two youngest grandchildren were born a little over a year ago, in 2014. My dad was born over fourscore years ago, in 1934. When my youngest grandchildren reach eighty years of age (the same milestone my dad has achieved) it will be the Year 2094! At the age of 53, my personal lifespan: touching my dad and my grandchildren is over 160 years!
When we begin to think about the multi-generational realities of our lives, it changes everything about your life’s plan. Should the Lord tarry, what are we planning, preparing, and doing today that will have a positive and Godly impact upon our descendants? What kind of Oakland are we leaving? What kind of Bay Area Metroplex? What kind of America? What kind of World? Should the Lord tarry another 5 years, 25 years, 50 years, 100 years, or 500 years…what are we doing to prepare the future generations for the work of the Lord? Are we instilling in our children the belief and understanding that ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO HIM THAT BELIEVES!
Matthew 19:26 NIV - Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
Christianity is a journey from SELF to CHRIST. It is the pilgrimage from Self-Interest to Christ-Interest. We must intentionally focus on leaving a deeper understanding of Christ and a better world for those coming after us.
Proverbs 13:22 - “A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children...”
Between the Lineage of Yesterday’s Promise and the Destiny of Tomorrow’s Possibilities, lies the Responsibility of PRESERVING, STEWARDING, AND PROTECTING THE WORK OF THE LORD TODAY…right here, right now. You and I are called to be the GUARDIANS of Today. We cannot return to yesterday; and while the possibilities of tomorrow are promised, our participation is by the Grace of God. Tomorrow is what we leave to our children; TODAY is the DAY to SERVE the LORD. TODAY is the DAY to Honor His Name. TODAY is the DAY to do His Will, and we must Guard today…Protect it!
Dr. Tobey Montgomery