“Rotten to the core, core, core, I’m rotten to the core!”  The characters evilly slither and sing in Disney’s movie Descendants.

The movie Descendants is about just that, the descendants of the infamous Disney villains; including Sleeping Beauties Maleficent, Snow White’s Evil Queen and 101 Dalmatians Cruella de Vil.

What these villains passed on to their children was nothing short of character traits, beliefs and values that were indeed rotten to the core!

Which brings me to this. What choices today, in our own lives are we choosing to make that will either bless or curse our future generations?  What are we leaving behind?  Are we extending health, wholeness and holiness? Are we planting ordained seeds of faith and allotting time to establish generational roots?

For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone.  (Romans 14:7)

The Bible clearly states that we are given choices daily. Each moment we live, move and breathe we choose life or death; blessing or curse.

We do this with the thoughts we choose to think, the words we choose to speak and the actions in every area of our lives that we choose to take.

In fairy tales, the magic mirror and crystal ball reveal their truth and future, likewise, our choices reveal our descendants future inheritance or lack thereof.

Keep and seek [be familiar with] all the commandments of the Lord your God, that you may possess this good land and leave it as an inheritance for your children after you forever.  (1 Chronicles 28:8) 

We all desire for our children to be blessed. We don’t however always relate their blessings to our, what seem like minuscule choices.  We wish to take the steps of faith and obedience that will lead them to an abundant life, a Promised Land!  A land that is filled with plenty, a land where they will eat and enjoy of the fruit!

In order for that to take place, we have to cultivate today, tomorrow, and the next day and the next and the next!

Cultivation is a period of growth in the presence of light at a very specific time, place and atmosphere.

It is no mistake that you my friend are alive in this world today!  God has placed you in a specific family, community, church, workplace etc. for a very specific purpose; one that only you, your gifts and your experiences can fulfill in this day of age.  He is asking you to prepare a way for His people, for your people.   He is asking you, He is calling you to cultivate.

What is the Lord putting on your heart?  What thoughts, words and deeds is he leading you to grow in the Prescence of His Light for such a time as this? (Esther 4:14)

We have to understand that it’s so much bigger than us!  Some of the work, sacrifice, prayers and words God is asking of you today are the very blessings He is preparing for your child, for your granddaughter, for your great, great, grandson of the future.

I sent you to harvest where you didn’t plant; others had already done the work, and now you will get to gather the harvest.  (John 4:38 NLT)

Our life today is the result of the cultivation and harvest of the choices our ancestors made and passed on.  They left behind their legacies and inheritances of love or hate, peace or strife, health or addiction, prosperity or poverty, faith or fear, Life or death.


So in fairy tale fashion, I ask you today.

Mirror, Mirror on the wall what do you see in your crystal ball?


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2 thoughts on “Descendants

  1. I admire this revelation today! Am I cultivating? What are my thoughts, actions, and deeds, leaving behind for my loved ones and theirs? I’m going to put that word on my wall! Cultivate! Thank you so much for your time on this beautiful thought provoking piece!!! And thank you for sharing it. I will take it to heart!!

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