Monday, July 13, 2020

Help Them Blossom

One of the most powerful ways we show love to our grandchildren is by the words we use. Words have power. We all know this to be true from our own experiences and because the Bible tells us this as well . . .
  • Proverbs 18:21 - Death and life are in the power of the tongue
  • Proverbs 12:18 - Rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
  • Proverbs 15:1 - A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
  • Proverbs 16:24 - Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
These are just a few verses, but it is clear there is power in the words we choose to use. I shared this with my grandsons through a fun science project and conversation (you will find the project at this link if you would like to try it) and am happy at how the point is "sticking" with them!

We need to be grandmas (and grandpas/parents) who are thoughtful and intentional about the words we use with the children we love. We know there is solid truth to back up how we blossom when we feel loved and wither when we do not. Of course we want our loved ones to blossom by the words we speak and the actions we use to show our love. Our example is powerful, because as they experience this love, they will know how to show it to the people in their lives as well.

We need to be intentional about teaching the ones we love to choose their words with care and with love, and model it to them by the way we speak to and treat them. This is handing down the faith and is accomplished as we help them, "blossom".

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose

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