“Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.” — Deuteronomy 4:9, NAS
It has been said that children are the living messages we send to a time we will never see. What generosity messages are we sending? What does generosity sound like in your family?
Nurturing a generous family begins when your children and grandchildren hear the special calling that you believe God has for your family’s resources. This is the kind of vision they need to clarify their future and set the course of their lives on the right path. The legacy of a generous family will echo for years to come if you teach, model, and pray about giving with your heirs today.
Our next posts will hopefully be helpful in highlighting those practical steps that you can take to instill a spirit of generosity in your children. Feel free to share stories of what you’ve done to encourage generosity in your family in the comments section on the blog or by emailing Jonathan at firstname.lastname@example.org.