Poplar Project June 24, 2010Posted by megrosales in Uncategorized.
About 2 weeks ago, our Pastor preached about how it is God’s will for us to make an impact on the next generation. Imagine: when I take care of my children using Godly principles, they would in turn do the same to their children, and their children to their children. Long after I am gone, my passion for living according to Scriptures will be embedded in my family. What a legacy!
First thing I did when I got home was collect all my books in godly parenting and put it in a basket near my bedside table. I didnt realize I had a wealth of material to help me in my mission.
So for the next weeks, I plan to make our devotions not only more regular but also livelier and enjoyable.
The following morning, as I was having my devotion, this was what God impressed on me:
For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring,
and my blessing on your descendants.
I couldn’t help crying. My God is promising blessings to my children, what more can a mother ask for?
They will spring up like grass in a meadow,
like poplar trees by flowing streams.
Isaiah 44: 4
I did a little research on poplar trees and they are said to thrive in moist sites, often by watersides. Also, the Poplar tree is the very first tree to have its DNA sequenced. Knowledge of DNA sequence may come in useful in practically any biological research. To me, the reference to the Poplar tree speaks so much of being created for a higher purpose and at the same time being dependent on the living Water. Beautiful.
So I am naming my daily godly walk with my children as the:
POPLAR PROJECT……guiding my children one Bible verse at a time.
I will start blogging about our little meetings here and I hope, friends, that you will be encouraged to do the same.
Have a good day. 🙂