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May 15, 2015

The young daughter of a pastor noticed her dad always took a moment to bow his head silently before preaching. One day she asked, “Daddy, why do you bow your head before you preach?” “Well, I like to pause and ask the Lord to help me preach a good sermon.” Puzzled, the little girl innocently asked, “Then how come He doesn’t do it?” 

Have you ever experienced a “communication gap” with those of a younger generation? The good news is that although you come from different eras, you can find common ground with your children and grandkids when you speak from the heart. Sharing a legacy of faith and Biblical stewardship can help bridge the gap and set a powerful example.

Do you financially support a ministry you care about, like Bethany Christian Services? Have you ever considered leaving a legacy gift for Bethany Christian Services in your Will? This is a simple way to communicate your values, impact lives and inspire your loved ones in a God-honoring way. Luke 1:50 says “…His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.”

Here are some ways to begin dialogue about giving with a younger generation:

  1. Offer to match their gift to a Christian charity.
  2. Let them choose a ministry to bless, then make a donation in their name.
  3. Create a “love drawer” including important documents, passwords, and a personal, handwritten note that communicates your values.

Don’t let the “communication gap” become an obstacle. Instead, communicate blessing to your loved ones and inspire stewardship to come alive in their hearts.


For the full version of this article, ask for a FREE copy of “Inspire Your Loved Ones to Make a Difference” by simply contacting us at 866.905.7526.