Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Live in It!

In the area in which I serve in my church - Generations Prayer Group - and in writing my grandma blogs, I often hear from grandmas how their hearts break when their children and grandchildren turn away from a walk with God. So, when I saw this quote from Max Lucado, I knew I wanted to share it with you - whether your children and grandchildren are walking with God, or not.

For you as grandmas (grandpas and parents, too) please take to heart the truth in this quote. Today, right now, is the day the Lord has made - live in it. Do not let the disappointments, heartbreak and could-haves of the past rule today . . . yesterday is gone; we no longer have it. do not let the worries of tomorrow rule today . . . tomorrow is not here yet . . . we do not have it. We have now. We have today. Do what you are able to do today to hand down the faith . . . 
  • Pray. And pray some more.
  • Remember and Tell how God has been faithful to you and your family in the past. Record God's Great Deeds in a journal, leave it where your family is able to see it - and add to it as well. Remember and Tell.
  • Tell the "whys" - let them know why they are able to believe in God and trust His Word with confidence. The world will try to tell them all the reasons they are not able to do this - prepare them by telling them the "whys".
  • Pray, and pray some more.
  • Trust God to do what He is able to do.
And, know also, this is a truth to teach your grandchildren as they only have today as well. Help them learn to not allow the past with its disappointments and failings rule their today. Help them learn to not allow the worries of tomorrow to rule their today. If they do, these things will ruin their today. Tell them to do the things in the list above and model to them what it looks like when someone does this.

You have only today; the day God has made. Live in it!

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