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"That the generation to come might know Him..." Psalm 78:6

Mr. C's Blog

What Will We Pass On

October 10, 2014
By Rev. Rick Calloway

So many times in my life, I have said or done things that I wish I could take back or do over. Unfortunately, many times my own children were witness to these events. I am sure that you could say that this has happened to you as well. As a result, I have had to go back to my children when these things happened and let them know that I did not handle that issue well and apologize.

From these times, God has planted in my heart a desire that I might daily allow God to control all aspects of my life. The Biblical principle here is called “abiding in Jesus.” In other words, abiding means to “settle down and let Jesus be at home in your heart and rule your life.  In order to abide, we must rely on His strength, stay in His Word, allow Him to daily fill us with His Spirit, and then obediently live out what He teaches us to do.

There is a verse in the book of Acts that God has used to show me what my kids really need to see and hear from me. Acts 4:13 declares: "And they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus." I want my kids to know that Jesus is my life and that He lives through me. If I am to pass onto my children what is most important, then I must spend more time with Jesus and allow Him to rule my life. When our children see the difference that Jesus makes in our lives, then I believe that will help them greatly toward becoming what God has birthed them to be.

The great preacher of yesteryear, Charles Spurgeon, once stated: "Children may not inherit their parents' talents, but they will absorb their values.” All of our children have such great potential given by God to impact this world for His Kingdom. It is so easy sometimes for us to become consumed with what our kids will achieve one day and what they will do. When I think of eternity, it is far more important what our children believe than what they will ever achieve.

My prayer is that my children see Jesus in me. I want to pass onto to them a real and lasting legacy of faith. Psalm 78:4 declares: “We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD, about his power and his mighty wonders.”

I pray that we would all, as parents, seek to pass onto our children the glorious deeds of the Lord as Psalm 78:4 instructs us to do. What better legacy to leave our children and one day grandchildren!

As we approach the close of the Kick-Off Event on October 17th, one of the ways you can leave a legacy is by giving to the Cornerstone Fund. God has provided mightily during the first three weeks of the Kick-Off Event. You still have one week to make a donation and join MCA in making a difference for the cause of Christ. During this last week, MCA is presenting the 516 CHALLENGE WEEK (see details below) to encourage 100% participation from all MCA families, faculty and staff.

Every gift is a tangible demonstration of your support in the work God is doing through MCA. You may GIVE ONLINE or use the donor card on the 2014-15 Cornerstone Fund brochure. For all the details for the Kick-Off Event, please click here.