Deep in your mind?
What's rooted in there?
What consumes your thoughts?
Consuming, according to the online Merriam-Webster Dictionary means "deeply felt : ardent <a consuming interest>; also : engrossing . . . absorbing, arresting, interesting, engaging, engrossing, enthralling, fascinating, gripping, immersing, intriguing, involving, riveting"
Do you have something in your mind?
What do you think about every day? What is often or sometimes even always on your mind?
Now, parents, I want to speak to you directly -- what you are thinking on so much is what is going to affect your children's and your grandchildren's futures.
What we spend our time on mentally is related to what we worship.
What we choose to worship is what affects future generations.
I'm not talking about what we say we worship. I'm talking about what or who we think we worship. I'm talking about what or who we actually worship.
You may say you worship Jesus Christ, and maybe part of you does, but is He often in your thoughts? Do you base your decisions, your life choices on Him and how He calls you to live?
I read about Solomon today and how he fell away from God in the end and this affected his kingdom, his children, his grandchildren, the entire world.
"So the LORD said to Solomon, 'Because you have done this, and you have not kept my covenant and My statutues, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant." 1 Kings 11:11
But at the same time God mentions David, how David's faith and trust in Him kept one tribe safe with God.
"But he will have one tribe, for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel" 1 Kings 11:32
David wasn't a perfect person. He was a horrible father. He committed adultery. He murdered. He lied. He got angry.
But when confronted He repented. He always went back to God.
Do we do that?
Do we go back to God and His ways?
Or do we do it the world's way?
The common-sense way?
The way everyone tells us to?
The choices you make today, the way you live your life, will affect others for eternity.