It is my desire to successfully serve Him so that I influence not only the next generation, but also the second, third, and fourth generations that follow. I want to live my life in a way that will be an inspiration to the grandchildren of my grandchildren!
Build Altars not Monuments!
“When you stop building altars to God and start building monuments to yourself, it’s the beginning of the end.” -Mark Batterson
It is not about us, it is about Him! Secure ways to maintain a place of prayer in the home and in the church. While we do not offer the sacrifices mentioned in the Old Testament, I do believe that we are to offer a sacrifice of praise daily unto Him. When we do this, generations ahead will follow our example.
Dream Beyond your Life Expectancy!
I have a “bucket list” of things I would like to accomplish while living but I have a “dream list” that includes things that I hope will be accomplished after I am gone. Include dreams that others can continue to accomplish.
Recently we attended the 28th IPHC General Conference in Orlando, Florida. This looked a lot different than the first one I remember attending. The first General Conference I attended was relevant for it’s day, but would definitely be outdated for the 21st Century. Change had to happen! This is true in our personal lives as well. Change has to happen in order to impact the generations to come!
“This promise is to you, to your children, and to those far away- All who have been called by the Lord our God.” Acts 2:39 NLT
This promise includes our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren!
What are we doing that that will make a difference in the generations to come?
Pass the Baton Well!
“Every baton you carry has the potential to push back the kingdom of darkness and advance the Kingdom of Heaven.” -Christine Caine
In a relay race it is not only important how you run the race, but how you pass the “baton”. The responsibility of the runner with the baton is to place the baton in the hand of the next runner. It is the responsibility of the next runner to have his hand out, ready to receive the baton, and not to look back.
It is important that we too place the “baton” of the gospel of Christ into the hand of the next runner.
Serve forward to the generations ahead!
Bishop Tim Lamb combines over 34 years of pastoral and church planting experience to lead LifePoint Ministries. Bishop Tim's unique prophetic insight, forward-thinking leadership, and compassion for people combine to make him an effective leader for our pastors and churches.