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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Having quiet time ... together

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Tuesday's  Grand Connection Thought

“Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you."     (Jeremiah 32:17)

The past two weekends I've watched grandkids overnight in their own homes. Shortly after I woke up last Saturday morning, I heard the pitter-patter of little feet coming down the stairs. And before I knew it, there were two young guests in my bed.

"I'll play with you when I finish my Bible study," I told the children.

Off the bed they slipped to return with their own Bible storybooks. Then we had a little "quiet time" ... together.

I've heard grown women say that they remember their grandmothers reading their Bibles and praying. I hope that my grandchildren will have that same memory. I hope they'll know that true power comes from God and that absolutely nothing is impossible for Him! I hope that they will all grow into men and women who realize that we are just passing through this life and that they will each become a follower of Jesus Christ.

A couple of years ago some friends and I went through the Sammy Tippet Bible study Praying for Your Family. It is wonderful! Sammy gives specific ways to pray and shares how God answered prayers for his entire family.

I also love using the book While they Were Sleeping as a prayer guide. In the margins of its daily readings, I jot down the dates that I pray specific prayers for specific grandkids.

Do you have any special ways that you pray for your legacy? How do you carve out time during the busy day to read your Bible?

Have a great week,

© 2011 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When my grown son was ill for such a long time I kept praying for a miracle. Please, Lord, let him live. After his death I felt I had not received the miracle I asked for but received the miracle God chose to give. ... I am finding more comfort studying Scripture. What a gift.