I want to talk to you today about Start a Blessing. The decisions we make don't just affect our lives, they affect generations to come. The way you live can make it easier on your children and grandchildren, or it can make it more difficult. You can be a stepping stone for them to do greater things, or a stumbling block that holds them back. No person lives and dies unto himself. The favor and blessing that you're walking in today didn't just happen because of you, somebody went before you that sowed seeds so you could be blessed. A praying mother, a grandfather that honored God, a great great relative that you never met, but they gave, served, and helped others - now you're reaping a harvest on what they planted.
In the same way negative things that we're dealing with have been passed down: addictions, anger, depression - that didn't start with you. The good news is - it can stop with you. You can be the one to set your family on a new course, you can start a blessing, you can start freedom, you can start wholeness, you can start victory. When you make decisions that honor God, when you're generous, when you're faithful, your life is not only going to be more rewarding, more fulfilling, but that faithfulness, that obedience is being credited to your children's account, to your grandchildren, to future generations. Just as the negative gets passed down, how much more the positive?