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Beyond the Now: God's Generational View (Ps Leo T Mukumba)

Pray to be relevant to this generation and upcoming generations in your family, workplace, profession and in the world in Jesus' name.

Scriptures: Joel 1.3, 2 Kings 10.30, Psalm 49.11, Genesis 9.12, Joshua 22.28, Exodus 12.14, 2 Kings 10.30, Esther 9.28, Ephesians 3.21, Psalm 22.30, Leviticus 23.43, Exodus 3.15, Genesis 17.7, Genesis 50.23, Psalm 78.4



Praise the Lord, beloved! Today, I want us to delve into a profound truth—one that often gets drowned out by the noise of our immediate concerns. In our Western world, we're consumed by the now—the job, the career, the next step. But I want to take you on a journey today, a journey to a time when people thought beyond themselves, when they considered not just their own lives but the generations that would come after them.


Farmers and Fields: A Legacy Beyond Today 

Imagine, if you will, a time when farmers didn't just clear a field for the season's crop; they cleared it with the consideration that their children and their children's children would one day tend to that very soil. The labor they invested wasn't merely for immediate sustenance but for a legacy that stretched across generations.

Genesis 9:12 - "And God said: 'This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations.'"

Beloved, we are not the first to walk this earth, and we won't be the last. There's a thread that connects us to those who came before, and there's a responsibility that extends to those who will follow us. In our mindset, we often limit our vision to our own lives and, if family is part of the picture, perhaps to our children and grandchildren.


God's Enduring Perspective

But here's the incredible truth: God doesn't think like us. His thoughts transcend our temporal boundaries; He thinks in terms of generations—a much longer view. The Almighty Creator considers family not just in the context of today but in the enduring tapestry of influence across generations.

 Genesis 17:7 - "And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you."

Passionate Call to Action

Beloved, it's time we adopt the divine perspective! Our actions, our choices—they echo beyond the now. They resonate through the corridors of time, touching lives we may never know. Our families, our communities, our influence—it's not just for today; it's for the generations yet unborn.

Impactful Living for God's Kingdom 

Let's live not just for ourselves but for the grand narrative God is weaving. Every seed we plant, every word we speak, every act of love—it's a brushstroke on the canvas of generations. The Lord's intentionality with family is clear from Scripture, and it's time we align our lives with His eternal view.

 Psalm 78:4 - "We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done."



Beloved, go forth with the assurance that your life matters beyond today. You are part of a legacy that stretches across time, and your actions are shaping a narrative for God's glory.


Closing Prayer

Heavenly Father, we stand and pray before You today, humbled by Your eternal perspective. Help us, O Lord, to see beyond the now, to live in a way that impacts not just our immediate circles but generations to come. May our lives echo Your faithfulness, and may our influence be a testament to Your enduring love. In Jesus' mighty name, we pray.

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