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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Grandma's Seeds of Faith

Today in Proverbs 22 with the Good Morning Girls, we find a very popular verse that many parents hold on to, some even cling to, for the lives of their children.

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Train up a child in the way he should go; 
even when he is old he will not depart from it. 
~Proverbs 22:6 

As parents, we are commanded by God to teach our children in Deuteronomy 6:6-7: “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” 

We have to be the ones who are planting the truth of God’s Word in their young hearts; we cannot depend on others to do it for us – even in the church. The teaching our children receive at church should be in addition to what we are already teaching them daily in our homes. 

We are to train them in the way they “should” go, which is on the path that leads to life everlasting with God. The seeds that we plant early on in their lives will be with them for the rest of their lives.

As a child, my paternal Grandma took me to church with her when my twin sister and I would spend Saturday nights with her. She bought us Sunday dresses, shoes, and purses. I still have some of them. Sweet memories of the only Jesus I ever received as a child. 

Those seeds that were planted in my heart as a young child remained with me through adulthood. I chose a different path for a time in my young adult life, one that wasn’t in God’s will, but praise God those seeds eventually sprouted into a heart truly surrendered to Jesus Christ. 

I’m so thankful for my Grandma's seeds of faith and those times that she had me in church. My twin sister and I would get up on Sunday mornings, walk in her kitchen, and find her at the table reading her Bible. We’d eat breakfast and she’d take us to church. She’s been in Heaven for 18 years now. I miss her so much, but thanks to her diligence in teaching me and taking me to church, I’ll see her again one day when God calls me home.

Maybe you've planted seeds in your child's life, but now as an adult they are not walking with God. Hold onto those seeds you planted sweet mama and continue to pray for your wayward son or daughter. I'm living proof that those seeds planted early on in a child's life can sprout into a life fully surrendered to God. 

I'd like to close with this prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for a godly Grandma who took me to church as a child. Thank You for those seeds that were planted in my heart. I am proof of today’s verse in Proverbs 22 that those planted seeds do stay with someone and can eventually lead them to a life of total surrender to Jesus. I pray for moms who have children that have strayed as young adults. I ask that those seeds they took the time to plant in their child’s heart would sprout forth into recognition of their need of a Savior. In the powerful and life-changing name of Jesus I pray. Amen!

Walking in His Grace, 


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  1. love this post, Laurie :)
    Soon after we were married, my husband's grandmother told me "We've been praying for you, for a very long time" What a blessing it was to me to know that she had been praying for her grandson's spouse since he was a tiny boy, years before we had even met.
    31 years later and I'm now praying for my own grandchildren's future spouses!

    1. Thank you, Linda!

      I'm so glad you shared that with me! I prayed for my daughter in the same way for her future husband. She is married now and they just had a baby boy in March - my first grandson. I tell my son-in-law all the time that I've prayed for him since Sarah was a little girl.

      I totally believe in praying for our children's and grandchildren's future spouses. :)

      Blessings to you,

  2. This means a LOT to me. I will share sometime about my Gramma. Thank you for your prayer, Laurie.

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