Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Why I Write About Being Intentional & Praying Psalms 25

I write grandma's cookie jar for a few reasons - one, I love being a grandma and everything about it, I love to write and so the two things just seem to go together. When I find a tasty recipe, or review a new book, or come across a fun idea, I am happy to share! Most importantly, as I focus upon passing on a heritage of faith to my grandsons, I want to share what I learn with other grandparents and parents, too.

Typically when I write about recipes, activities, crafts, ideas, books, and especially giveaways, people tend to read my blog. I'm happy for this and want people to read grandma's cookie jar for these things.

But, when I write about passing on faith, I usually have people "unlike" my blog and stop reading it. I understand not everyone who reads grandma's cookie jar shares my faith, but I do not want to stop writing about being intentional in passing on my faith. I do not want to lose readers, but I have to share about what is most important to me . . . passing on my faith to my grandsons.

With all of this in mind, I want to share today about how I am praying for my grandsons (and family as a whole, too). You may - or may not - know I wrote a couple books about praying Scripture for my grandsons. The first one provides a year of praying through the Old Testament. The second one provides a year of praying through the Psalms. I use these books in my prayers for my family. 

Last week, and this week, I have been praying through Psalms 25. I have to say, Psalms 25 is wonderful! I've been praying and asking God to make His ways known to my grandchildren - and family! I prayed they will remember God's compassion and faithful love; how they have been able to see these in their lives in the past and will have open eyes to see it today and in the future. I pray they will choose to follow God's way, all of their lives and will choose to seek Him, follow the path He puts before them and have hearts filled with worship to Him!

So often, far too often, the traps in this world look appealing - not at all like traps. They look like; "just the way people do things" and like there is nothing wrong with them. But traps are traps, no matter how they are packaged. Today I'm praying Psalms 25 for my family and asking God to help them have eyes which are open, so they are not side-tracked or derailed and so they will be able to see the traps for what they truly are - traps. If they should find themselves in a trap, I pray they will look to God and trust Him to rescue them - He always will!

I am truly enjoying praying Psalms 25 for my family!

I love praying Scripture, because it is praying God's Word, so it has to be in His will! And, praying Scripture helps me stay focused and keeps my praying intentionally.

I hope this post doesn't drive you away from grandma's cookie jar, but praying for my family is important to me. I can not make them choose to follow, love and walk with God, but God can move in their lives. He can open their eyes and draw them to Him. There is nothing more important to me than this.

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