It starts with one.

Last week we looked at generational blessings, I actually shared a picture of my grandma, my mom and I. My grandma was raised a Christian by my great grandparents. My grandma went on to raise my mom as a Christian. My mom used to drag my rebellious behind to church every Sunday when I was a child. She determined that as for her and her house she would serve the Lord and she fought to make that happen. Now, I am planted in church and chasing after God and writing to you all. When my grandma was raising my mom, I doubt she saw or imagined that I would be here doing what I am doing. But God saw it.

My grandma sowed so much seed in me as a child too. She would always talk to me about Jesus and teach me songs like, “What can wash away my sins, nothing but the blood of Jesus” and “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong.” I was little, and it may have seemed insignificant, but it was seed that God was sowing in my heart to bring forth a harvest in due course.

1 Corinthians 3:6-9 says, “I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow.  It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow”. Never underestimate the value of seed. Whether it is seed that was sown in your life or seed that you are sowing in the life of others, God knows how He will make it grow. Keep sowing. Keep doing what God has asked you to do. We want to be like king David who was said to have served God in his generation. We want to serve God in our generation and do all we need to do to set up the next generation after us for success, victory and freedom in Christ.  

Some of you may have a rich heritage of God fearing parents and grandparents and greats behind you. Others may not. To those that don’t, I want to encourage you, why not be the first of your generation to break the cycle of defeat? Why not be the first of your generations to be free from depression, anxiety, addictions, poverty, promiscuity, or whatever it may be you are dealing with?

Last week we saw how if one person loves God and obeys God, God will lavish His unfailing love on a thousand generations thereafter (Exodus 20:6). It only takes one person to change the trajectory of a thousand generations. It starts with one person who is sold out and obedient to God.

You can choose to wholeheartedly follow God and decide that those cycles of violence, depression, anger, manipulation, idolatry or rebellion stop with me. You can choose life (Deuteronomy 30:15-20). You can decide that whatever it may be ends with me. “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord”, Joshua 24:15.

Zechariah 4:10 says, “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” We all have to start somewhere. It takes one person to make a decision that will see the lives of the following generations transformed. You can be that one.

I hope this series has been a blessing to you.

Love and blessings,

Melissa Tsingano

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