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WHAT IS IT ALL FOR? by 1nv35t3df41th
May 6, 2009, 9:34 pm
Filed under: Scripture

We are a piece of something that we cannot imagine and understand.

our lives, the limited time, the unbearable workloads, the stress, the countless hours, only a small part of something that is infinite. if our motivation is selfish we can only see as far as ourselves…and for some this motivation is enough. If our motivation is familial and communal then love, duty and responsibility are our motivation and our scope has been widened to see how our efforts can help others. if our motivation is generational, even if we do not see the fruits of our labors, our motivation is infinite and our scope has thus equally increased.

what is it that we leave our children? what kind of works are we setting up for them to finish and pass on with new develpments? will we work hard only to spoil our children or conversely will we do nothing and consume everything leaving our children with a hole in the ground and piles of dirt (ALBERTA IN THE FUTURE)? what is it that we want to pass down to our children, money, land, power, influence, morals, ideals, vision, passion? what is it that we want to be infinite about our lives?

when i die, i do not want a plaque or a statue or a name plate. my family and children will remember me, and maybe the next generation, but my name and what i will accomplish will not go beyond the generations. what i want is my faith, my ideals, my fight for a just world, these kind of things to get passed down, my essence rather than my material worth. then what is it all for?

it is for Christ, and the Kingdom of God and how i understand these concepts as infinite, as moving as alive. then my story as small and as insignigicant as it is, becomes something more, a part of the infinite. how unworthy, yet how beautiful my life, my failures, my accomplishements will be.

it is our turn, our generation’s chance to start moving this world in the right direction and to start the process…this is what i recieve from our parents generation and this is what i hand down. then where do we begin??? perhaps a vision…a vision of what my children will take over from me. a vision of what there children will receive. a vision of a better world. an ideal to a reality. are you ready to start being a part of imagining and understanding what it is all for?

Exodus 20:6 and showing a covenant of faithfulness to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Exodus 20:12- honor your mother and father, that you may live a long time in the land the Lord your God is giving to you.


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this reminds me that all the things we do – charitable acts, “good” works, etc. – should be motivated simply by the fact that we love God. and because of our love for Him, we should be looking ahead.

thanks for this post daeshin, it’s a great reminder that we should start thinking & living selflessly because our questions/troubles don’t compare to what we may leave for our future generations and what they may have to face.

Comment by jennynotjen

you have been given the tools to raise the next generation (esp. your children) to come to know God and you can only have hope and trust that the next generation will be provided for.

as i was reading your post i was thinking about your mom and how she (and all other christian families) want their children to know God and to serve him. you can see their selflessness and their passion/desire to their children to know the faithfulness and love that God pours down on us. it reminded me of josh and isaac too. they are raised by 2 msn’s for goodness sake (although at home they’re just mom and dad) and not all PK’s go in the direction of faith. you see so much hope for the next generation in those two.

i guess we all want everyone to come to know God and not just our own kids but i guess it’s more personal when it’s for your own children.

ya…so..thanks for sharing your thoughts!! i believe that timothy was given to you and sunjin for a purpose…you guys will be able to provide him with what the Lord has planned for him–and he will ultimately be a tool used by the Lord to lead and serve the next generation after him. 🙂 wow!

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