Thursday, September 1, 2016

Depend On & Trust God for What Matters Most!

We can not give to others what we do not have for ourselves. If we are not growing spiritually, we will not be equipped to help our grandchildren/children grow spiritually. Sometimes it is easy - too easy - to focus on the "things" we need to do every day and lose sight of the thing we really need to be focused on . . . knowing and walking with Jesus.

So . . . what are some of the things which we need to depend on and trust God for? Well, we each have to answer this in regards to our personal lives, as we are all facing and dealing with our own unique situations, but when it comes to our grandchildren, let's think about depending on and trusting God for the most important things . . . for them to make the decision to turn to Jesus for forgiveness and to know, love and walk with Him every day in their everyday lives. There is absolutely NOTHING more important than these two things.

Two of my grandsons are very young, so for them, they are at the point where they need to come to an understanding of Who Jesus is, what He did for them and why they need to turn to Him for forgiveness. I make a point of trying to be aware of everyday conversations and how I can help them make the "connections" between what is happening in their lives to Who Jesus is, what He did and why they need Him. I also have to be so careful . . . I don't want to push them to say a prayer they aren't ready for, as this has to be something which happens by the prompting of God's Spirit, not by grandma. My other grandson is older and has made the decision to trust Jesus, but I want to see him grow in his day-in-day-out walk with God.

So, for all of them, this is where the depending on God and trusting Him comes in. It is my prayer, every day my grandsons will come to know, love and walk with Jesus every day of their everyday lives. They hear me pray for this and I often tell them it is the most important thing! At this point, this grandma is depending on and trusting God to prompt these boys to make this decision! (You can be absolutely sure not only will there be rejoicing in Heaven by the angels when they do, but this grandma will be celebrating and rejoicing here on Earth, too! Which brings up a question . . . Is it possible for an angel to rejoice more than a grandma?)

At any rate, as you focus on depending on and trusting God, remember to depend on and trust Him for the most important decisions your grandchildren will ever make!

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