Today’s Tomorrows

December 8, 2015

Deuteronomy 11:18-21

Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the LORD swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth. 

Today’s Tomorrows

Today, as I watched the children play,

It dawned on me that they are tomorrow’s day.

 Often busy or annoyed I push them to the side,

But they are my tomorrow I suddenly realized.

Tomorrow they will be what I am today.

Tomorrow they will make the decisions and have the say.

What they are tomorrow is what I instill in them today.

I must make time to value them and teach them how to pray.

Those children will learn by my example,

Will what they learn be ample?

Will it instill in them character and integrity?

Does it teach them to walk with God in power and victory?

So many times we buy them things and take them places,

But does that adequately cover all life’s bases?

Do they see me spending time in prayer?

Do they see me in God’s word when I’m full of care?

We spend time with sports or events, 

We’ll remember how busy we were and where we went,

But will that develop the purpose God has for them?

Will that teach them a relationship of knowing Him?

Tomorrow is soon becoming today.

Help me Lord to teach them your ways.

Help me to teach them your light for the darkness ahead.

Today help me impart and pray with them as I put them to bed.

Kent Stuck



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