Monday, July 4, 2016

Do What Matters Most . . .

So, what should a grandparent do when it comes to "being" a grandparent? I'm sure we all agree on things like spend time with our grandchildren, give lots of hugs and kisses, celebrate with them, teach them things from making cookies to fixing cars, help them learn to read - read to them a lot, be their "cheer-leader" and the list goes on and on.

All of these things are important, and all things we should do with them, but the most important, and most required thing for us to do is to pray for them. We can - and must - tell them about Jesus. We can - and must - encourage them to walk with God. We can - and must - help them develop a trust in God's Word, so they will believe and hold on to what it says. We can - and must - help them learn to find their absolutes in God's Word, and not in the world around them. But, while these are all things we can - and must - do, we can not make our grandchildren do any of these things. They, and they alone, have to make the choice. 

However; what we can not do, God can! God can open their eyes and draw them to Him! God can send His Spirit to convict and create a desire for Him in their hearts. God can do what we can not do, so prayer is the most important thing for us to do.

We must be grandparents who pray for our grandchildren - every day. While you may agree with me on this, the question is, do you do this? Maybe you are a committed prayer warrior when it comes to praying for your grandchildren. Maybe you struggle with praying. In either case, consider the following ideas to help you be a committed and faithful prayer warrior . . . 
  • Ask a friend to pray with you - pray together for your grandchildren.
  • Set a time each week to meet with several friends/couples and then pray together for your grandchildren.
  • Ask your church to help the grandparents by equipping and encouraging you to pass your faith to your grandchildren.
  • Get my book - Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - yes, I know it is my book, but it is designed to help you pray every day for your grandchildren/children. It focuses on helping you pray Scripture every day for them - what could be better? Why wouldn't you want to pray Scripture every day for the children you love?
These are just a few ideas, but whatever you decide, commit to be a faithful prayer warrior - it is the most important thing you can do for your grandchildren.

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