This is a photo of my husband and youngest granddaughter.
Papa was dancing with her in her front yard as she wore her "Belle" costume.
He said, "You're beauty and I'm the beast!".
When God spoke to my heart to pair this verse with this photo
I felt the seriousness of the fact that our choices don't just affect us.
What we believe, as well as what we do, affects the generations to come.
Believing God's Word, embracing His ways, and walking in obedience to Him is life giving,
not just to us, but to our descendants.
There is no eternal life, no forgiveness of sins, without believing Who Jesus is,
and receiving Him as Savior and Lord.
This is, of course, a vital life giving decision,
but it doesn't stop there...
we are faced continually with choices between truth and deception,
courage or compromise,
light and darkness,
life and death.
I pray that we will choose life,
not just for our sake,
but for the good of those who follow us.
Oh God, help me to continually choose Your life giving ways,
and for the many times I've failed and fallen,
cover me and my descendants with Your great love, grace and mercy.
I pray that every one of my descendants would choose the Way of Life,
choose Jesus as Savior and Lord,
choose to live their lives in loving God and serving His purposes.
I ask this in Jesus' Name.