Day 3 Prayer and Fasting: The Next Generation
“People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Luke 18:15-16
Life is fragile, and over the last several years we’ve come to understand this in a new way. Our days are numbered. The best use of these days is to be lived for Jesus Christ. As we live a life worthy of imitating we are modeling the life of Jesus for those around us. We get the joy to pass down the gospel to the next generation. We get to take them by the hand and share the struggle and joys of the christian journey.
This world is not going to get better until the return of Jesus. We are going to continue seeing wickedness and dissension among the people. But we get the opportunity to raise up a people group who boldly desire to share the gospel despite the opposition of the world. We get the opportunity to teach them about this war that’s not against flesh and blood. So, when we talk about taking up our cross and following Jesus, we are being a pioneer for the younger generation to do the same despite the normality of sin in the world.
Living for ourselves creates isolation and emptiness that we seek to fill with the things of this world. As the older generation we know this to be true, so let’s pray that the next generation will desire a movement of the Holy Spirit not the movement of self.
Let’s pray for the Next Generation.
Kids are not to be pushed to the side - how are you stepping in to intentionally disciple them?
Do you care for the next generation?
Are you caring for and encouraging new and even seasoned parents?