Sunday, August 23, 2020

The Best Parts of Growing Older

We are only four months and one week from the end of 2020 and the start of a new year. While this year with covid it may seem like time has ground to a stop, truly time does pass quickly and, like it or not, we are growing older. However; there are many blessings which come with growing older and certainly one of them is the blessing of knowing and handing confident faith to our grandchildren. While we certainly need to be focused and purposeful about doing this, we also need to be sure we take time to watch for how God answers our prayers and how our grandchildren are learning to grow in their own walk with God.

For example, my church has a prayer garden and my three grandsons enjoy spending time in there before their classes on Sundays and Wednesdays - back when they had classes before covid. My grandsons are almost twelve, nine, and seven and all three of them have truly amazed me by how they are able to go into the prayer garden, calmly choose a place to sit and spend time talking with God! Outside the prayer garden my three grandsons do not tend to be "calm"; they are more often, rambunctious!

While there are many things about handing confident faith to my grandsons which fill me with joy, watching them talk with God in the prayer garden is my favorite of all!

When I hear my grandsons talk about their faith in God, how they know He is real, they believe the Bible is true, and then they spend time in the prayer garden talking with God, I am able to see the many blessings God has given to me. When I see my grandsons grow in their own walk with God, I am encouraged to continue to hand down confident faith and to watch for how God answers my prayers and fills my life with blessings.

Take time today to watch for how God is answering your prayers and for the ways those you love are growing in their own walk with God. Now it is possible you have at least one of your children and/or grandchildren who are not yet walking with God, but take hope! The old saying; "God is not finished with me yet" is true for those you love. Remember; God loves those you love and He loves them even more than you do. He is not finished with them yet!

Look for how God is blessing you and rejoice in those blessings! Then continue to trust Him for the ones you love who are not yet walking with God - just think how sweet the day will be when they do!

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