讓我們今天就向上帝獻上感恩,感謝過去我們的家人為我們做過的一切善事…

 

感謝主,千代以來豐沛的恩賜

張貼 Joel Osteen 8/3/2012

在家庭中,父母、祖父母、曾祖父母…所給我們的影響、遺傳,回顧過去的歷史,我們知道自己繼承了什麼。有時候,我們會覺得自己繼承的、所得到的總是不夠好。出埃及記20:6:愛我守我誡命的、我必向他們發慈愛、直到千代。或許你會說,你的家族中沒有人相信神,但是你並知道,或許在幾千年前的家族歷史中,已經有家人是相信上帝!

當我們得到自以為不配的上帝的恩賜時,我們必須明白,是過去的家人在上帝面前為我們預備。每一個良善的恩典、每一個你的家人在上帝面前的行善,都造就了你現在的成功。上帝並沒有遺忘你的家人所做的事情,也同樣降恩於你。

在我的生命中,我明白我現在的成功是因為我的父母,在四十年前就開始預備。我所得到的恩典是來自於他們過去的耕耘。過去,我的父親穿著破洞的褲子去學校,鞋子因為磨損,裡面必須墊著膠板。他們犧牲了很多,造就了我們今天的成就。我向神獻上感謝,祂給的恩典遠比我想像更多。

同樣的,我們要感謝我們的家人,不要只專注在負面的歷史以及情緒之中,那並不討上帝喜悅,不榮耀神,也不會賜服給你的子孫。讓我們今天就向上帝獻上感恩,感謝過去我們的家人為我們做過的一切善事,感謝今日的幸福。若有人只看到你現在的幸福快樂,他們不知道過去你的家人為你付出了多少,他們沒有看到過去你們所經歷過的辛苦,他們沒有看到那些艱苦的戰役,他們不知道你曾感覺絕望,但是他們不知道,現在的豐饒與恩賜,其來有自。

親愛的朋友,也不要因此為現在所擁有的榮耀、喜樂、平安愧疚,這是神的祝福。有人付出,種下種子。感謝主的恩賜,這樣的恩典來自千代之前。

Thank God for Generational Blessings!

Posted by Joel Osteen on 8/3/2012

We can all look back through our family lines and see how our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and others in our family history have affected our lives. Sometimes people see negative things that have been passed down, but the blessing of God is passed down as well. In fact, Exodus 20:6 says that He shows love and mercy to a thousand generations of those who obey Him. Maybe you don't know anyone in your recent family history who was dedicated to the Lord, but do you think someone in your history a thousand generations back may have been?

 

When we walk into divine blessing and God gives us something we don't deserve, we have to realize that sometimes it's because somebody in our family line sowed those seeds. Every act of kindness, every time one of your relatives sacrificed and honored God, they set you up for success. They may not have reaped a reward in their lifetime, but God is faithful. He doesn't forget about it.

 

 

In my own life, I realize that the reason I am doing what I am doing today is because my parents sowed seeds for 40 years before I ever got here. I'm reaping the rewards of a generational blessing. My father went to school with holes in his pants. He would put cardboard in the bottom of his shoes because they were so torn up. They made great sacrifices so that we could be where we are today. One way I can honor them is by wearing my blessings well—by thanking God for His faithfulness and fulfilling what has been handed down to me.

 

 

In the same way, you have the opportunity to honor the generations that came before you by walking in the blessing that has been passed down. So many people only focus on the negative things that have been passed down, but that doesn't glorify God. That doesn't set your future generations up for success. Let today be the day that you decide to receive those generational blessings and thank God for them. Don't let others talk you out of living the abundant life. Some people come in at the end of the movie and see you blessed, prosperous, healthy, sober, free and happy and want to judge and criticize you, but the problem is that they missed the first part. They didn't see the sacrifices that your relatives made. They didn't see the struggles that you endured. They didn't see the battles that you fought, the times you felt like giving up, but you kept pressing forward. They didn't see the price that was paid to get you to where you are. That blessing may look free, but the truth is, it cost something.

 

 

Friend, don't ever let anyone make you feel guilty for the favor, the honor, the joy, the peace, the victory that God has given you. Somebody paid the price. Seeds were sown. Receive the blessing by faith and thank God for His faithfulness throughout your generations!

 

 


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