Friday, April 24, 2015

Keep The Most important in Focus

Image result for images for Jeremiah 29:11I have been truly blessed with three fantastic boys as my grandsons! I love everything about being their grandma and there are many things I do and with and want my grandsons to know, but among all these things, it is very important for me to keep my focus on the most important thing of all . . . passing on a heritage of faith to these three boys.

Yes, I absolutely want them to grow up knowing I love them, all the time. The other day, Josiah was about to leave and I called him and said I wanted to tell him something. I smiled, hugged him and said, "I love you!" He smiled and said, "I knew you were going to say that!" It is possible he has heard it a time or two before!

My grandsons know I love them all the time; and I absolutely want them to know this. They also know I love to be with them; I'm so blessed to be able to spend Wednesdays with the boys and most weeks they have a sleepover on Friday nights (or occasionally on Saturday night instead). I love spending time with the boys!

But, as much as I want them to know I love them and want to spend time with them, I want them to know God loves them and He has a plan for their lives which is for their good, which will not harm them, but will give them hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

I want my grandsons to be firmly grounded in their faith in God. I do not want them to be people who are deceived by Satan's lies, but who grow to be men who trust and believe God. So, while I will have a lot of fun with my grandsons while they are young, my focus is on passing on a heritage of faith, because this is what truly matters. 

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