I love this quote from Charles Spurgeon - we grandmas (and moms - and poppas and dads who hand down confident faith) have value, incredible value, and we are able to do extremely important things . . . such as hand confident faith to the children we love. When we do this, we are absolutely serving God and what we do matters.We are serving God when we pray for the children He has given to us. This matters. We are serving God when we tell them about Who God is and how very much He loves them. This matters. We are serving God when we introduce them to God's Word and help them develop a love for it and solid belief in how it is true and they are able to believe it with confidence. This matters. We are serving God when we help them learn to be people who talk to God on their own. This matters. We are serving God when we tell them how God has been faithful in the past, show them how He is faithful today and share why we believe He will be faithful tomorrow. This matters. We are serving God when we share our faith with them and equip them to develop a strong, confident faith in God of their own. This matters.
You might think it is too hard, too complicated, too confusing to hand down confident faith, but it does not have to be. Handing down confident faith is about doing all these things and are able to be done in simple ways which "stick", such as . . .
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