A legacy is  defined  as  an  inheritance.  As  Christian  parents,  what  kind  of legacy  are  we  leaving  for  our  children?  Although  the  Old  Testament,  in several  places,  mentions  leaving  physical  blessings  to  our  children,  the  only legacy that the New Testament speaks to us about leaving them is a “spiritual legacy.” The only true legacy that we can leave our children is how to walk in His righteousness. This disciplining  begins in our home.  
 
Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he  is  old  he  will  not  depart  from  it.”  God wants us to teach our  children how  to  pursue  His  Son  Jesus  Christ  and  how  to  become  like  Christ  in  all  of our ways. We teach them to live for Christ by being an example to them. We teach  them  how  to  love  their  father  and  mother,  according  to  biblical principles.  We  teach  them  how  to  treat  people,  the  way  our  heavenly  Father treats  us,  with  mercy,  love,  joy,  peace,  longsuffering,  gentleness,  goodness, faithfulness, meekness, and temperance. These are all attributes of our Father that  will  allow  us  to  leave  a  legacy  to  our  children  for  Godly  living. Unfortunately, we can’t model these attributes if we don’t have them.    Parents, we are mandated by the Word of God to leave a Godly legacy for our children  and  our  grandchildren.  THIS  IS  NOT  A  SUGGESTION  FROM GOD.  IT  IS  A  COMMANDMENT. 
 
Living  our  lives  in  total  surrender  to Christ is the only way this can be accomplished. Living a holy life before our children  requires dying to ourselves, picking up our cross daily and following Him.  As  we  become  transformed  to  this  new  God-kind  of  life,  through  the renewing of our mind, God’s blessings will begin to follow our lives and the lives  of  our  children.  Otherwise,  we  will  raise  another  unbelieving,  perverse generation that will follow after the kingdom of darkness.

Authored by Pastor Bob Dziadaszek