“Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.” – Psalm 71:17-18
With a strong interest in future generations, the psalmist wants to pass on the story of our powerful God to the next generation. He doesn't just want to pass on a book filled with someone else’s testimony. He wants to pass on his story. The psalmist has personally seen God work powerfully through in his life. This is exactly what the generation coming behind needs to hear. When you talk to your kids, tell them how you saw God at work today. Tell them how you have seen God work in the past.
If your first thought is “I don’t know if I have much to say in that area,” then that is probably the result of either forgetfulness on your part or living a safe life. Most people think the goal in life is to live safely – plenty of money, big house, safe community, safe, safe, safe. If that is how you live your life, you probably don’t have much to tell the next generation about the powerful God. It might also be that you are forgetting some of those past victories. Take a moment and remember how you have seen the powerful God at work in your life. Then go tell the next generation.