Count your blessings name them one by one. Count your blessings, see what God has done. Count your blessings, name them one by one. Count your many blessings, see what God has done.
One of the most important things we need to keep in mind as we hand down the faith is to teach our grandchildren to be people who keep their eyes open to see and remember the big and small things God does for them. We need to help them learn to take those things they see, remember them and be faithful about thanking God for the ways He blesses their lives and the lives of the ones they love. Just a quick look at the Book of Judges shows us how the people of Israel did not hand down the faith. They did not teach their children to watch for and remember what God did for them. When this happened, their children and grandchildren did not know or remember God and stopped following Him. Look at what Judges 2:10-13 says . . .
When we - and our children and grandchildren - do not know or remember what God does for us, and when we are not thankful for those blessings, it leads to situations where we are influenced by the world around us and we end up turning from God. Just a quick look at the world around us shows how this is happening today. But it does not have to. We are able to model what it looks like to watch for and thank God for the ways He blesses us and the ones we love.
If we want our children and grandchildren to love, know and walk with God, we have to help them learn to see and remember all God does for them and learn to be quick to thank Him for those things.