How To Be The Best Grandma Ever!

Well, it’s that time of the week again and here they come.  It is time to babysit the grandkids!  Hooray!  Now I have a chance to be the best grandma ever!  After all who doesn’t want their grandkids to love them?  And what grandma doesn’t want to be awesome?   So now is my chance!  NOT!
 
They are all different ages ranging from 12 months to 17 years and I have lots of them, 20 to be exact and 1 on the way (Praise the Lord!).   They don’t usually come one at a time, but often I will have 6 -10 of them.
 
 I really want to be the best grandma ever so ahead of time I am thinking about fun stuff to do:  crafts, outdoor activities, ways to earn money for the older ones, etc.  But ….. well you get the rest of the picture – they come tearing in, boys going one way, girls another, baby needs attention or is hungry,  older ones want to be by themselves and it just doesn’t turn out like I had anticipated – every time!!!!!  
Oh, and I don’t mean they are bad; they are not, (fact is we are all bad, that is sinners in need of a Savior) they are terrific kids and thankfully our children are training them to be obedient and to Love the Lord.  But they are just kids and they go all which ways.

But you know what, that’s OK!  

 You can be the best grandma ever!

Recently, I have come to a conclusion.  You and I can be the best grandma ever!

Well, I didn’t really come to a conclusion; the Lord just prompted me when I was hearing a sermon on walking with God.  Not that it was some great revelation or anything, but sometimes I just need to be reminded what is important in life!

So How can you and I be the best grandma ever?  In the following three ways:
1.Walk with God – How is your walk with God?  
Proverbs 4:25-27  Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.  Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.  
These verses lay out how we ought to walk – Walk on purpose in the way God has for you and don’t turn out of that way.
 
Remember:
  • Adam and Even’s walk was ruined by disobedience

 

  • Cain walked according to his own way – Proverbs 14:12  There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

 

  • Enoch walked with God and oh what a walk he must have had for God took him.
Who do you and I walk with?  Do others know that we walk with God?
  •  In Genesis 6, all mankind walked according to their own ideas, doing what was right in their own eyes (sounds like the world today)

 

  • Except Noah; he walked with God and he and his family were saved from judgment.
 
There are two choices in life, to walk with God or not.  You can not do it partially:
     As the saying goes:
 Two choices on the shelf – pleasing God or pleasing self.
The following little saying hung on the wall by the door when I was a girl.  I saw it every day before I went to school.  It never left me.
What you are speaks so loudly that the world cannot hear you.  They are looking at your walk, not listening to your talk, they’re judging by your actions every day.  
  • Abraham walked with God. Genesis 17:1  And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. 

 

  • David walked with God.  He was a man after God’s own heart.  He strayed often, but was truly repentant.
    • When we stray from the path in our walk with God, we can always be restored.
Praise God, we walk by faith, not by sight.  
  • Just as we receive Christ by faith we also walk by faith.

 

  • It is His life in us that gives us the strength to obey by faith.
We can only walk in ONE direction with our Master  Matthew 6:24  No man can serve two masters: . . .
 
Yes, we can be the best grandma ever if we are walking daily with God.
 
Walk circumspectly and redeem the time.  
Your grandchildren will see what is important to you and will remember that about you.  It may bring them to Christ.
 
2.Teach them diligently.  Every chance you get, teach the Word to your children.
Use every day circumstances to illustrate truths from God’s Word. My husband did and does this now with his grandchildren so well.  He did this with our children and now with our grandchildren.  
Live out Deuteronomy 6:6-9  And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.  And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
 

And by all means do this continually:

3.Pray, pray, pray!   How many people do you know that have been affected by the prayers of Grandparents.  Your prayers will change things.
 
So how do you become the best grandma ever?  There is only one way and that is God’s Way!

~Walk with God every day – You can’t walk with Him if you don’t know Him.  He can give anyone abundant life.

~Teach the Word diligently

~Pray without ceasing

 
Don’t worry about what you can’t do, but instead focus on what you can do.
Most important Walk with the Lord every day!  
One day your grandchildren will praise you and tell everyone that their grandma was the best grandma ever!
 
Proverbs 31:28-31 Her children (and grandchildren)  arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

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Ellen

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Dirinda - November 9, 2015

Excellent post, Ellen! I’m not sure I’ll ever have grandchildren, but, if I do, I want to be a grandma like this!

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    Ellen - November 9, 2015

    Thanks, Dirinda
    Keeping my walk with the Lord is something I need to remind myself of often.

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Ceri - November 12, 2015

Such a lovely post. My own mother is a fabulous Grandmother to my little boy but I can see that you are a great one too.

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    Ellen - November 12, 2015

    Well, I’m not sure I am a great one, but I sure want to be. Each day I have to remind myself how important it is to walk with the Lord and to pray for my grandchildren. Thanks for visiting.

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Lori - November 14, 2015

Excellent tips! I’m not old enough to be a Grandma yet, actually I am, but my son is only 16 so these tips are perfect for those of us still raising children at home. Thank you for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.

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