Genesis 48:9 (NKJV)

“Joseph said to his father, ‘They are my sons, whom God has given me in this place.’ And he said, ‘Please bring them to me, and I will bless them.'”


What a privilege to be able to bless not just the next generation but the third generation after you. What an honor to speak into and prophesy into the lives of your children’s children; to have a reach and impact that goes beyond just the next generation. That’s multi-generational influence within your lifetime, and that is simply amazing.


Jacob was not asked to bless them; he merely discerned the kairos moment and took advantage of the opportunity to do so.


Don’t wait for the opportunity; recognize and seize the opportunity. The younger generation may not even know or appreciate or expect that you can bless them. But since you know what God expects of you, move to touch and influence several generations even within your lifetime thereby ensuring that the values of your children shall surely move beyond them to the next generation.


“I will not wait to be invited, Lord. I will move with vigor and focus in touching and blessing the younger generation. I will engage them and interact with them. I know there is much You have placed in me, and I will not go to the grave with it. I will not.”


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