Psalms 78 and Judges 2 tell us how this happened with God's people over and over. They received blessings from God, parents and grandparents thanked God. Then, they forgot to tell their children and grandchildren and they accepted the culture of the nations around them, slipped away from God and into sin. Bad things happened, they turned back to God, thanked Him for His blessings, then forgot, didn't tell their children and grandchildren and it all happened over and over again.
If we are serious about handing down a heritage of faith, we have to remember our blessings come from God and teach this to our children and grandchildren, so they are able to do the same. We may do this in the following ways . . .
- Pay attention to the blessings God gives us - big and small. Look for them! Make note of them! Pay attention!
- Tell our grandchildren how God has blessed you in the past and how He continues to do so today.
- Ask our grandchildren how God is blessing them.
- Make "Blessing Books" where you and your grandchildren write and/or draw your blessings - big and small. Go through them often to remember God's blessings and thank Him for them!