Tuesday, September 25, 2018

It's Our Job to Obey What God Has Decided

I posted this on my other blog - Grandmas with Heart, but it is important, so I want to share it with you as well . . .
As grandmas (and grandpas and parents) it is our "job" to pray and hand down the faith - we know this and it is our joy to do so. It is also our "job" to love our grandchildren - and certainly we fell in love with them the very first time we saw and held them. Loving our grandchildren is the easiest "job" we ever had.
We are happy to pray, hand down the faith and love our grandchildren, and know at least the basics of what these things involve, but today I want to think about a time when it may be possible we will also have to speak up for our grandchildren.
Do your grandchildren go to your church? If they do, this is a blessing and you have much for which to be thankful. What is your church's Children's Ministry like? Does it engage the children in learning about God? Do your grandchildren enjoy going to church and want to do so? 
These questions matter because we want our grandchildren to know God, Jesus and the Bible are not boring. Certainly we pray for our grandchildren to want to love, know and walk with God, when we hand down the faith, we do everything we are able to do to engage our grandchildren and help them learn how amazing God, Jesus and the Bible are; and why they want to love, know and walk with Him. 
While it is not the job of our church to be the primary people who hand faith to our grandchildren, our church is able to come alongside us and be another voice speaking truth, encourage us as we hand down the faith and reinforce what we are doing to hand down the faith. But, if the Children's Ministry does not engage our grandchildren, they may instead end up making our job more difficult.
Please read the rest of the post at this link (and while you are there, if you would "like" the site and share it with the people you know, I'd most sincerely appreciate it!)

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