When Jubilee was born, the Lord spoke to my heart about the legacy and ambassador she was meant to be for our family. Because we were to “train up a child in the way he should go,” we became a study of her. Who was she naturally formed by God to be?
After months of watching her innate tendencies, we developed a system to enhance the life skills that were natural to her. This system allowed her to function in freedom while she was being taught the things she would need to follow the Lord.
Within the system, there were two criteria she had to meet. The first was, how well is she representing the Lord? This was to be the top priority. The second was, how well is she representing our family, so that others can see who Jesus is through our family relationships? Those two criteria encompassed all she needed to grow straight and strong in the Lord, and it set the stage for those two priorities in life to become part of her everyday make-up.
Men, your offspring are your legacy. Who they are and how they function is a direct reflection on how much you have sought the Lord on their behalf. It doesn’t mean that everything will be perfect all the time and that they’ll function in Christ-like character every moment of their lives; but it does mean they have a chance to overcome the world because of your intercession with the Lord on their behalf. Your job is to teach them what you have learned in the throne room with God. His job is to do everything else in them so that Jesus shines through them. Thank You, Father!
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