The volume and energy level in this house is about to increase dramatically. The grandkids are coming to spend a couple days with Mimi & Poppi. All the junk that had been thrown in the spare bedrooms has been taken care of. The snack cupboard has been filled with lots of treats. More water guns have been added to the pool ammunition.
And Poppi has the convertible ready to go – one child at a time to a special treat destination of their choice. And of course, Poppi might get lost along the way causing the ride to be longer. And for the little ones, Poppi will be sure to point out the flying monkeys that he sees.
Having fun with our grandkids is the best! I love their laughter. I love hearing their stories and jokes. I love listening in on their conversations with each other. I listen for my own enjoyment but I also listen for another reason. I listen for an opportunity.
I have spent time this week thinking about each grandchild – their likes, their dislikes, their spirit, their personality, their concerns. I have spent time this week praying for each grandchild. And now I will listen for an opportunity to share my faith with each grandchild. I’m not talking about sharing the gospel, or a Bible story or quoting a Bible verse. I’m talking about a very comfortable, hardly- even noticeable opportunity where I can drop a little idea about doing life with Jesus into their bucket.
Timothy’s mother, Eunice, and his grandmother, Lois, had sincere faith that they shared with Timothy. I want to share my faith with my grandkids. This can be done a million different ways but one of the best ways is to simply share what God has done for me as I do life with Him.
Moms and grandmoms, the summer has begun. Diligently look and pray for opportunities to share Jesus with your kids and grandkids. Shape their thoughts. Make the most of this opportunity! You’ll blink twice and the summer will be gone. And if your kids are in school, someone else will be shaping their thoughts.