By Robin Ware

This week’s topic: Generational Blessings

I thank God daily for my family. I thank God for the blessings that come with having my family name. Being in ministry, I often speak with troubled people that tell me they hate being in their family. They share stories that would make a best selling fiction book. Sounds crazy but that’s the reality of more people than you think.

When I was growing up, my grandmother and mother used to tell me that I was blessed with good genes. I really didn’t believe them because I didn’t fit the image of a “pretty girl” as depicted in media. I associated good genes with looking a certain way. I’ve always been pleasantly plump and had thick legs. I can remember telling my grandmother that I wanted to be skinny so I could get married one day and she told me to focus on my books and I could marry anybody I wanted.

She told me that I was from a line of powerful women. She told me that the women in our family were smart, beautiful and loved by the Lord. Wow! These conversations have molded my thinking to this day.

When I think of generational blessings I can’t help but to think about the relationship blessings in my family. My grandparents were married were over 60 years before they died. My mother and father celebrated 50 years of marriage this year. Unfortunately, I must be transparent and tell you that that I made an unwise decision and married someone that came from a family that was a direct opposite of mine.

The statement of “when you marry someone, you marry their family” is very true. You marry everything that comes with them – curses included. I thank God that I got out of that relationship within a year and my life hasn’t skipped a beat. I declare, that blessing still is on my life.

In Psalm 103:17-18, the Bible declares that “from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.”

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