My first time away from home was when I got admitted to a State University in my mid-teenage years. One day, I fell ill. Unfortunately, I was the only one around in my flat. As my temperature rose, I got scared. It was late in the night. But I remembered how my Mum never permitted sickness under her nose.

There was a time she returned from a conference, and we all were not feeling fine. She walked into our room and announced to sickness to pack its load. We were all on our feet that evening.

As memory was refreshed, I began to say under my breath, “Lord that my mother calls on, heal me”. Miraculously, my temperature began to drop. I slept off and woke up better the next day. I still travelled though for a medical check-up. That night however left an imprint on my soul.

Dear parents, I want to ask you- What treasures are you keeping in the heart of your seeds? What handle do they have for stormy days? When you are not there, do they have an understanding of the Lord to cry out to Him? Can they withstand the devil and his fiery darts because they have an example in you?

Abraham had a great testimony from the Lord:

For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.”

Genesis 18:19 NKJV

Abraham was a trainer. He has 318 trained servants who were born in his house.

Now when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his three hundred and eighteen trained servants who were born in his own house and went in pursuit as far as Dan.

Genesis 14:14 NKJV

One of their training modules must have been on how to call upon God when Abraham was not there or at least, they observed Abraham and saw that prayer was indeed very important.

And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.

Genesis 24:12 KJV

He had a handle on prayer. Do your children see you pray? Do you teach them to pray? Can they pray?

Another example is Joseph in Egypt. Joseph in the middle of pressure was able to withstand that temptation. He was far from home, but home was still reflecting in his conduct and decisions. He still had a grip on faith and a pure walk in a very tempting environment. He stood out and the environment succumbed to him.

What are you wiring into your seed?

You are writing an unwritten program with your life decisions. Your seed is already responding to it.

Show the next generation the way so they will not derail. Pay the price it takes to ensure they do not stray. Leave handles so life will not become difficult. Leave keys so they can access instructions that preserve. Leave wisdom so their decisions do not eventually leave you in worries and pain.

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      Lord, help me to teach my house hold your ways like Abraham. Help my seed to know you as I teach them your ways. They will not be a lost generation in the name of Jesus, amen.

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