24. Tell your children (1)

God continued to display His mighty deeds and wonders to all the Egyptians and Israelites alike. And Moses was obedient to everything God told him. He didn't tire but went back again and again to unrelenting Pharaoh. Moses didn't know how many plagues were left before it was the end, but he didn't question God, but continued on in faith. And at the eight plague, the plague of the locusts, God said the following to Moses:

"You will be able to tell wonderful stories to your children and grandchildren about the marvelous things I am doing among the Egyptians to prove that I am the Lord." Exodus 10:2

God was telling Moses two things here, first of all He encouraged Moses that they are going to get through this and that there will come a time when he will have grandchildren too and where he can have a wonderful time with them and tell them of how mighty God is. And the second thing is that God wanted Moses to talk about Him in the future and to share Him with his children. What wonderful stories Moses had to tell! Wow, it must have been amazing to hear firsthand how God 'put the Egyptians in their place'. But we have wonderful stories to tell too. We have great things that the Lord does for us today and we must make sure that we share it too. We need to tell our children and grandchildren, in order to help them grow in their faith in the Lord. In fact we should be bubbling over, telling of God's good deeds to everyone.

This reminds me of Deuteronomy 6:7

"Repeat My commands again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up again."

In other words whatever you do, talk about God. and not only talk about Him (talk can be cheap sometimes) but live Him out to all around you. Whether you are at home, whether you are travelling (at work), whether you are relaxing or whether you are busy. Portray Jesus to your children and to all around you. Don't have different values at home than at work, or different values when you are relaxing and enjoying yourself and another set of values when you are busy. No, be consistently like Jesus wherever you go and show Him to the world. Your children's faith can waver easily if your walk and talk is not the same and more than likely they will follow your walk and not your talk. Non-believers too. They only have us to look at to see Jesus, no one else can show Him to them. Are you portraying Jesus, or are your walk and your talk two different things?

Lord Jesus, we want to live holy lives well pleasing to You. We find it very difficult sometimes, but thank You for Your Spirit inside of us that strengthen us and help us to grow more and more firm in You. Thank you Lord Jesus. Amen

2 comments for “24. Tell your children (1)”

  1. Gravatar of RonelleRonelle
    Posted Friday, October 12, 2012 at 6:21:35 AM

    We may be the only 'Bible' that people read. Thank you for reminding us.

  2. Gravatar of LouinaLouina
    Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 9:11:08 AM

    Thank you for reminding me.
    Telling your children about God can be so special. A tight bond forms if they hear your stories and what God did for you

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