Friday, May 22, 2020

Needed: Courageous & Persistent Grandparents

I am sure we all want to be "courageous and persistent" grandparents who do an excellent job of making "much of Christ on our feet" and who "pray fervently on our knees". But, to do so, we have to move beyond knowing we need to do these things and even beyond "wanting" to do them to actually taking the needed steps to do so.

We have a calling, a higher calling from God, to become active participants in the fight for their hearts, minds, and souls as we hand down the faith to our grandchildren; we are not called to play with them, go places with them, even just spend time with them. But we are called to hand down the faith and this is the most important thing we will ever do with them. It is our highest calling, so making much of Christ and praying fervently need to be our focus.

Now, this does not mean we do not play with them, go places with them, spend time with them, etc, but when we do those things they have a high purpose and we have a high calling; the purpose of pointing the children we love to a walk of their own with Jesus. 

Yes, we do these things to build a solid relationship with them, because they are the grandchildren God has chosen to give to us and because we are far more able to build a strong relationship with them where we are able to hand down the faith, when we spend time with them, and know our grandchildren. So, playing with our grandchildren, going places with them, spending time with them, etc. are all able to have a higher purpose, because we have a higher calling.

Build a strong, solid relationship with your grandchildren. Make much of Jesus. Pray fervently. Spend time with them, do things with them, definitely enjoy them, but keep your highest calling in mind at all times and watch for as well as plan for opportunities to point them to Jesus.

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose

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