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Becoming a Woman of Influence

May 4, 2012

Life has been a little crazy around here.  An early graduation has sent me into a tizzy of activity along with a wild ride for my emotions.  There has been little time to write.  I did write something for my church’s women’s ministry so I thought I’d share that with you today.  It is an important messge for all of us. 

A woman of influence is one who declares God’s faithfulness to the next generation.  They pass on their  hard earned wisdom and experience.  They are women who impact the future for the Kingdom of God.   Psalm 78 is a Psalm of instruction and warning not to repeat the sins of the past but to remember God’s saving acts and marvelously persistent grace, and remembering to keep faith with Him and His covenant.  The way this is achieved is by one generation telling the next generation.  As we look at each of the versesIn this Psalm, it is important that we notice the exact instructions to the older generation.  Verse 4 tells us what the older generation is to tell the next generation.  We are not to hide the teachings from our children. We will tell of His praiseworthy deeds, His power, the wonders He has done and His commands. I wonder what our list would look like if we were to write down all of His praiseworthy deeds.  I challenge you just to sit and think on His praise worthy deeds for 15 minutes.  Too often, we read scriptures like these and we agree,  then move on.  When the Word tells us to tell of His praiseworthy deeds, it calls for us to take a moment and consider what those are and to ask ourselves, are we telling the next generation?   I challenge you to spend some time this week thinking on, remembering and reviewing His praiseworthy deeds, His power, the wonders He has done and His commands.  

Verse 8 tells us that if we teach them, we will help the next generation overcome being a stubborn, rebellious generation with hearts not loyal to God and spirits not faithful to him.  Too often one generation judges the  following generation for being a rebellious generation.  Verse 8 clearly tells us who has an impact on changing the rebellion of the next generation; it is the older generation!  Not only are we responsible to impact our own generation but the next generation, the generation yet to be born and their children.  The next 3 generations need our impact.  

Our nation is becoming more and more ungodly.  Areas where God has been eliminated are too numerous to mention here.  We are living in the midst of a rebellious generation with hearts not loyal to God and whose spirits are not faithful to him.  God’s people turning from their wicked ways and seeking God’s face and crying out for our nation will change the direction we are heading .  It is His promise from 2 Chron 7:14 But, the older generation also has a say in the direction our nation will head.  The older generation has a great responsibility, a great calling.  Verse 7 tells us that when we tell the following generations, they would in turn tell their children.  Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget His deeds but would  keep His commands.  They would not be like their forefathers – a stubborn and rebellious generation,  whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to Him.   

We all have a purpose.  We all have a responsibility.  We all have a high calling from God to alter the future of this nation.  Today, what will you do about it? 

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