Monday, March 18, 2019

How Do We Hand Down a Heritage of Faith? God's Word on our Hearts

We have been looking at how we are part of God's plan to hand down a heritage of faith to our grandchildren, and we need to focus on doing so. Today I want to think about what it means when Deuteronomy 6 tells us to - 

  • Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.

Bible times people had little boxes with Scripture inside - they wore these on their foreheads and wrists and put them as a sign on their doors. A very literal following of these verses; which certainly we are able to to today as well if we put Scripture in our homes, on our walls or eve wear Scripture jewelry. However; I think this is about really having God's words in our hearts and directing our lives. God's Word has to be more than just something which which we decorate or wear; it needs to be on our hearts and lived in our lives and we are able to do this in the following ways . . .
  • Do what God's Word says - talk about it.
  • Share favorite and meaningful verses with your grandchildren..
  • Ask our grandchildren about their favorite verses.
  • Pay attention to what is happening in our grandchildren's lives - pray with them about school, friends and anything bothering them.
  • And, yes, we may put verses which have special meaning to us on our walls or even wear shirts, jewelry with verses as reminders to us as well.
These are just a few ideas of how we are able to remember God's Word by keeping it in our hearts - and maybe put some on our walls as well!

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose

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