I talk a lot about handing down confident faith to my grandsons; this is something which really matters to me. I want my grandsons to grow up to love, know and walk with God all of their lives. This is too important to me for me to leave it to chance; so, we have conversations about Who God is and how very much He loves them. My husband and I do activities to get the boys' attention and talk about how much God loves them and they are able to love Him back. Each weekend when they are at our house for a sleepover, we learn about another animal in our "Life on the Goldilocks Planet" book series and talk about why we are able to believe God is real and trust Him with confidence. We want to help them understand these important truths.I am intentional about having conversations with my sweet grandsons, but ultimately, the choice is theirs. So, when I am able to hear my grandsons talk about how their faith is growing, it makes my heart happy! One day two years ago, my grandsons were at my house and we were talking about prayer and how while the Bible tells us God always hears and answers our prayers, sometimes it may not feel like He does. Josiah (at the time about to turn ten) said; "When it feels like God does not hear or answer our prayers, it is really just because He knows something we do not; because He really does hear and answer our prayers."
My heart was so happy! I want my grandsons to know the truth about God and to hold on to it; firmly, so I am a purposeful Christian grandma . . . and I'm so thankful for these opportunities to see how God is working in my grandsons' young lives.
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