Wednesday, April 11, 2018

God's Great Promise & a Prayer

(Since I now have the Grandmas with Heart blog available, I will not duplicate entire posts here on grandma's cookie jar. Instead each day I'll post a short clip from the day's post on Grandma's with Heart along with the link, so you will be able to find and read the full post.)

When we first became parents, if we were people who knew, loved and followed God, we certainly wanted this for our children as well. As they grew up, we did what we knew to do to point them to Jesus and rejoiced as they put their trust in Him. When they married, we experienced the joy of watching them start to build their home on the firm foundation of God and His Word.

And then the day came when we learned we were to become grandparents! Talk about joy!!! This joy was only topped by watching our grown children begin to point their children to God. As we watch them parent our grandchildren we rejoice to see them  continue to build upon the firm foundation of God and His Word as they hand down faith to the children we all love so dearly.

Yes, there is incredible joy in watching our grown children hand down the faith to our grandchildren!

But, maybe this "story" is not your own. Maybe your grown children do not know, love and follow God. Maybe they once did, but no longer walk with Him. Or maybe your grown children are walking closely with God, but your grandchildren are not. This "incredible joy" is not what you experience. In its place you know sadness, deep sadness.

However; God's Word is true! God loves our grown children and grandchildren more than we do! He wants them to know, love and follow Him more than we do! If the second "story" is your story, take heart! God has promised to draw the ones you love back to Him! Look at these verses from Ezekiel 36 and the promises from God . . .  find the full post at this link.

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