Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- May 7, 2012
“I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” 2 Timothy 1:5
Every God-fearing grandmother can give the gift of faith to her grandchildren. It is a gift that keeps giving to those in the path of its influence. Like the ripple affect of a rock released onto the surface of calm water, so faith deposited in tender hearts swells touching other souls. A grandmother’s position garners trust for the purpose of giving Christ’s love. Her unique role is a righteous responsibility that reaps faith’s fruit in her child’s children.
So, wise are we, as grandparents, to keep growing in grace and wisdom. Our seasoned season of life does not guarantee that we qualify as wise mentors, hence we keep learning, so we have fresh experiences of God’s faithfulness. Once we receive from our heavenly Father, grandmothers and grandfathers have the most to give. Our daily walk with Jesus gives us grace to give to others. Thus, we make time for grandchildren.
“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless.” Genesis 17:1
Holy Scripture is a gift your granddaughter or grandson will never forget. But, first make sure they catch you in your time with Christ, sharing with them stories from Scripture. God’s word reads with new meaning in new seasons, so as they grow older see to it they have a fresh motivation to mediate on God’s word. Give them the gift of wisdom: the smell of a new leather bound Bible is the aroma of a life bound to belief in the Lord.
Perhaps you entrust to each adolescent grandchild one of your Bibles as a memento of your love for your Master, Jesus. Keepsakes for Christ create a hunger for holiness to those who honor you. Grandparenting is your crowning opportunity to crown Christ as King of your life and legacy. Therefore, intentionally pray for ways to walk with your grandchildren in fun and faith. Your gift of love and laughter attracts them to Jesus!
“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 3:14-15
Prayer: Lord, how can I influence my grandchildren with fun and faith?
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