The stories we tell our kids

Psalm 44:1-8

Our children are forever accumulating stories from us. What we tell them about God, ourselves and themselves become the blueprint for their lives.

A very well know model was saying recently in one of her social media clips how all her designer and vintage clothes, bags and shoes are in storage for her daughter to use when she grows up.

Our kids inherit what we value the most.


What that will be for your children?

All the clothes and bags in the world, although beautiful and with value will decay and deteriorate with time, but the stories we share with them will go from one generation to the other.

What they hear when we go through difficult times, what they see when we walk through suffering and what they witness when we have some joy to share and times of celebration pave a familiar path for them to walk in.

What we give glory, what we see as our ultimate goal and meaning to our lives creates an altar for them to come and find directions and wisdom in different seasons of their lives.

How we speak of God, mission, church, money, work, friends, each other and how all are related gives them the primary flavour of what to expect and cultivate in life.

Dear God, the stories I share with my children will be passed on to the next generation and the next generation. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you and nourishment to my family until the end of times.

( See Deuteronomy 6:4–9, 6:20–25, Joel 1:1-3)