But, joy is not a "one-way street", because as grandmas - and grandpas - we are able to help our grandchildren experience joy as well. In John 16:24 we read . . .
Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.When we teach them to be people who pray, we are giving our grandchildren the greatest opportunity to experience a full measure of joy. As they pray, and see God answer, they will know a joy like no other, so let your grandchildren see and hear you pray. Share with them as God answers prayer. Provide opportunities for them to pray and rejoice with them as God answers their prayers. Doing these things will help them learn to be people who pray and means they will experience a full joy which comes from God.
This goes for us as well - beyond the incredible joy we experience from our grandchildren, when we are people who pray - especially when we pray for our grandchildren and grown children - we will know a joy like no other.
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