What’s following you?

No one lives this life without affecting others, whether for good or evil. Our influence makes lasting impact for generations. Our legacy lays a path for our children and grandchildren to follow. It will either lead them to do greater things or cause them to stumble.

Deuteronomy 30:19 says that the choices we make today will bless or curse those who follow us. Every one of us has an account in heaven where we make daily deposits for our future—either blessings of mercy or curses of iniquity.

What are you depositing?

We store up blessings of mercy by making God-honoring choices that put Him before ourselves. When we make time to go to church, give tithes and offerings, forgive others and overlook their wrongs, resist temptations—all these things bless God.

Conversely, taking the easy way out, compromising, giving in to temptation, refusing to forgive, following our feelings and intellect, inconsistently attending corporate gatherings, holding back tithes and offerings—these actions store up curses for our future and that of our children and grandchildren (Exodus 20:5).

Look back in your own family tree, and you may realize that a legacy of mercy, favor and blessing was stored up for you by your parents and grandparents who paid the price in sacrifices and right choices. You may also see how some of your present struggles are inherited from them.

The buck stops here!

Those curses of iniquity need not go any further. We’ve all sown bad seeds in our lives, but its time to reverse the curse. You can be the “bloodline-changer” in your family and end its negative effect on your children and your children’s children. Ask “What is in my heavenly bank account? Blessings of mercy? Or curses of iniquity?” The buck can stop with you!

The legacy we leave is more valuable, enduring and life-changing than silver and gold that perish. 

The Apostle Paul pointed out to Timothy that his strong faith first lived in the hearts of his grandmother Lois and mother Eunice (2 Tim. 1:5). Their deposits of faithful prayer and worship into their heavenly bank account benefited their child.

Wouldn’t it be great if God could tell your descendants the same about you when they see divine favor and special blessings in their lives? The legacy we leave is more valuable, enduring and life-changing than silver and gold that perish. 

Every family needs a David.

That’s why Solomon asked the Lord to remember the mercies of His servant David (2 Chron. 6:42). David wasn’t a perfect man, but he knew how to honor God, which deposited blessings of mercy in his heavenly account for his sons to withdraw.

God honored David’s sacrifices and his right choices. For all that, God promised David that, instead of giving them what they deserved, He would correct his sons with mercy if they turned away from Him (which they did).

God’s covenant of mercy also extends to you and me. Be the David of your family! The next time you put down your flesh and make a right decision, remember that, like David, you are depositing mercy in your heavenly account. Leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.

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Gaspar Anastasi

Gaspar Anastasi is apostle of Word of Life Ministries in Freeport, New York and Fort Myers, Florida. He and wife Michele established the Stop Hurting Start Healing program to help people overcome past hurts and trauma and go on to live whole, successful lives. They also air the weekly television show, "Breaking Free Living Well".

2 thoughts on “What’s following you?”

  1. Dear Sir or Mam,Greating in the name of God.I am Asifa Marriam from
    Pakistan.i am married have 4 children. I am working for children i
    have 6 other children with my family which one is orphen and more 40
    orphan i help them my husband is pastor .My husband working with the
    destitute and poor Christians in areas where the Christian families do
    not have access to the Word of God. We read your sermons and messages
    from your website. We read them regularly and try to convey them to
    our people. As they are in English it is impossible for our people to
    read them. We have always been trying to find such valuable and
    precious teachings for my people to getinvolved in. Such teachings are
    the closest source to get right with God for believers. We have the
    task to get such teachings translated into Urdu, Punjabi and sarakiy
    languages for the people who are not able to go through this
    informative material in English, a foreign language. I really wish to
    translate these of yours teachings into Urdu,Punjabi and sarakiy
    languages. This will bring a lot of blessings for Urdu,Punjabi and
    sarakiy speaking people. Al though it will cost a little bit but it
    will not be as much higher as these people are.It will be great
    learning and Blessing for our community to read the translated
    material and this work will help for orphen and needy children. “There
    is nothing more precious than to hear the Word of God in your own
    languages”.i am doing translation work in very low rates.I will be
    looking forward for your response.Best Regards and Blessings. Asifa
    Marriam address. Asifa Marriam Madina colony Shorkot road Toba tek
    singh punjab pakistan. email address.greatloveisgreat@gmail.com

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