Numbers 14:22-24 KJV
 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;
 Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:
 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.
Did you read that the descendants of Caleb shall reap from the obedience of their father who followed The Lord fully? And do you, therefore, realize that our children are directly or indirectly reaping from our decision to either follow or not to follow The Lord fully with all our heart? The implication of this is that, at times, we could be the direct causes of the headache our children are giving to us. When you don’t follow The Lord fully, the result indirectly rubs on our children.
When the Lord called Abraham out of his country, God said He would bless him and make him a great nation, but never mentioned anything about his Seed.
Genesis 12:1-3,5,7 KJV
 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
However, the moment he obeyed the Lord and went on the journey to the land of uncertainty and unknown by faith, and got to the land, the Lord came to him again and spoke:
 And Abram took Sarai his wife,….and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
 And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord , who appeared unto him.
After he had obeyed the Lord and followed His instructions to go a land he knew not and sojourn; and after he got to that land, the Lord extended His covenant to his children after him. Every act of dedication and obedience to the instruction of the Lord, therefore, results on some blessings upon your children. So also is every act of refusal to follow the Lord’s instructions could result in some sorts of problems and curses upon your children.
2 Kings 5:26-27 KJV
 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee , when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?
 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.
Gehazi, the servant of Elisha had stubbornly refused to follow the Lord’s instructions through his master. But the consequences came upon him and his Seed FOREVER. And here is what the Psalmist says about the Righteous and his children:
Psalm 37:25-26 KJV
 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
May the Lord help us to follow the Lord fully with all our heart and mind, so that The Blessing of Following can spread over our children. So that our children could enjoy the covenant of Mercy and Favor that would come upon us.
Source: Mike Bamiloye