Monday, November 9, 2020

We Have an "Expiration Date", So Hand Down the Faith

When we are committed to be grandmas (and grandpas/parents) who hand down confident faith, we absolutely understand the truth in this quote. We do teach by all means possible, we do remember and hold tightly to the Character of God, and take every opportunity to teach our grandchildren how they are able to know, love, and walk with God, because we know our time is limited; we have more days behind us than there are before us. 

This is where resources such as the "Life on the Goldilocks Planet" curriculum/book series comes in. So many grandparents tell me beyond praying and taking the children they love to church, they do not know what to do to hand down confident faith. Some of them think it is their grown children's job to do this, as they already did it with them when they were little. I served for decades in Children's Ministry and am not able to tell you how many times I had parents tell me they brought their children to church so the church could teach them about God. These parents did not know how to hand down confident faith - or even understand it was their responsibility to do so.

God is clear - throughout Scripture we read where He tells grandparents and parents to hand down confident faith to their children and to their children's children. The church has a role in helping us do this, but it is our responsibility. We need to, "take every opportunity we have to pass on our faith" - this means taking opportunities as they arrive, and planning for specific times where we engage the ones we love in teaching and activity, so they know why they are able to believe in God and trust Him with confidence.

I recently shared with you a chapter from one of the "Life on the Goldilocks Planet" curriculum/book series - you will find it at this link. Please check it out and then get this series to use with the ones you love - it makes a fantastic Christmas gift, but may take up to three weeks to receive, so if you want to give it as a gift, please place your order through our bookstore or on Amazon as soon as possible.

So, grandparent on purpose - there are finally resources designed to help you do this and doing so is something which truly matters!


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