Family Feud – A Vision For Your Family – Pastor Jason Burns
Proverbs 13:22 NIV // A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
3 areas we can leave an inheritance:
Psalm 138:8 NLT // The Lord will work out his plans for my life— for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.
1 Samuel 1:1-18 NIV //
There was a certain man from Ramathaim, a Zuphite from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. He had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none.
Year after year this man went up from his town to worship and sacrifice to the Lord Almighty at Shiloh, where Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of Eli, were priests of the Lord. Whenever the day came for Elkanah to sacrifice, he would give portions of the meat to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters. But to Hannah he gave a double portion because he loved her, and the Lord had closed her womb. Because the Lord had closed Hannah’s womb, her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her. This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the Lord, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat. Her husband Elkanah would say to her, “Hannah, why are you weeping? Why don’t you eat? Why are you downhearted? Don’t I mean more to you than ten sons?”
Once when they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah stood up. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his chair by the doorpost of the Lord’s house. In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. And she made a vow, saying, “Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.”
As she kept on praying to the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk and said to her, “How long are you going to stay drunk? Put away your wine.”
“Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the Lord. Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.”
Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.” She said, “May your servant find favor in your eyes.” Then she went her way and ate something, and her face was no longer downcast.
Pray these promises over your children:
Psalm 138:8 // That my children will fulfill God’s will and purpose for their lives.
Isaiah 54:13 // That my child will be “taught of the Lord” and great will be their peace.
Psalm 119:11 // That my child will hide God’s Word in their hearts.
Colossians 1:9 // That God will fill my child with the knowledge of His will so that they can walk in a way that’s pleasing to Him and that their life will bear fruit.
Ephesians 1:17-19 // I pray that my child heart will be flooded with light so that they can understand the wonderful future God has promised to those He calls.
Proverbs 3:5-6 // That my child will trust in the Lord with all their hearts and not lean on their own understanding.
Philippians 4:6-9 // That my child will not worry or be afraid but that they will pray about everything, and that the peace of God will guard their hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 5:12 // I pray that God’s favor will surround them like a shield whether at school or work or play.