My husband & three of our grandsons
"The hoary head is a crown of glory,
if it be found in the way of righteousness."
"Even when I am old and gray ~ do not forsake me, O God,
till I declare your power to the next generation,
your might to all who are to come.
(Psalm 71:18 ~ Paraphrased)
The desire and prayer of my heart is found in (Psalm 71)
As a grand-mother I want to be found faithful
showing forth God's righteousness
and His salvation ~ all my days. (Psalm 71:15)
That my mouth would be filled with
the praise of God to His honor ~ all my days. (Psalm 71:8)
That I will hope continually in my God
who is faithful to His Word ~ all my days. (Psalm 71:14)
Knowing that the joy of the Lord shall fill my heart
as I rejoice and sing unto Thee ~ all my days. (Psalm 71:23)
As mothers we have Godly responsibilities
to teach and train up our children in the way of the Lord.
But those responsibilities carry on into being a grand-mother,
except those roles change a bit.
As grand-mothers God continues to use us
but we must be careful not to usurp our grandchildrens
mothers rightful place.
There are boundaries that we as grand-mothers
need to respect and we can be sure that
God will enable us with grace and beauty
to be all that He has called us to be.
My dear husband and I had the joyous privilege
of having our oldest daughters three sons
stay with us over part of their Christmas vacation.
We had a blast!
Our days were filled with
some great activities.
Sledding ~ snowmobiling ~ skiing/snowboarding ~ walks ~
stacking firewood ~ cooking together at mealtimes ~
but most importantly sitting around the Word of God
with character building lessons,
and the sharing of the Gospel
leading all three boys to the Lord in salvation.
God would have us to speak with
wisdom and faithful instruction in the lives
of our precious grand children.
My husband and I have made the decision
to live as believers of Jesus Christ,
and we desire to have our grand children follow that path also.
God gives us the soil ~ our grand children
and the seed ~ the Word of God.
The responsibility is ours when they
are in our care and presence to plant
and nurture the seed in the soil
allowing it to take root and multiply.
(Psalm 71:15) ~ Instructs us to
"show forth God's righteousness, and His salvation,
all the day, for I know not the numbers thereof."
In my own words;
We are to continue on for Christ in our old age.
We are to take heed to God's Word,
lest we loose our grand children to the world.
We are to teach them as Deuteronomy 6 instructs.
"To love the Lord thy God
with all their hearts ~ souls ~ minds.
We are to talk of them whenever we are sitting ~
walking ~ lying down ~ and rising up."
As grand-mothers ~ may we,
like Timothy's grand-mother Lois,
be found faithful instructing our
grand children in the Scriptures. (2 Timothy 1:5)
Our Precious Heavenly Father.
We come before Your throne
singing forth the honor of Your name,
with all praise and glory
for Your goodness to us
in all that You have called us to do.
May You find us faithful.
Grace & Peace
~ Debbie ~
Grace & Peace
~ Debbie ~