Friday, March 13, 2020

We are Alive for a Reason - Don't Give Up

Don't you just love Psalm 139:16 -
In your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
God knew, before we even lived one moment of one day, how many days He planned to "form for" us! Look at Jeremiah 29:11 -
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Our days are part of God's plan for us. Our days have purpose. Our days have meaning whether we are young, or not so young any more. As long as we are alive, there is a reason for us to be alive; and perhaps even many reasons. Consider the following . . . 
  • God planned for every part of our lives - including the children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and following generations who will come from us. Look at Proverbs 19:21 - Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord  that will stand.
  • God wants us to tell the generations who follow us about Him. Look at Deuteronomy 6:5-9 - Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.   These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
  • God wants us to live as people who know, believe and who have experienced His faithful love - and show this to the ones who follow us. Look at Psalms 100:5 - For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Just because we are older, it does not mean we have nothing left for us to do - if anything we have more for us to do as now we not only have children to pray for and to whom we need to hand faith, but we also have grandchildren - and some of us have great-grandchildren as well. Oh yes, we have much to do which matters. We are alive for a reason - don't give up.

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose 

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