"Oh Grandma, would you like to listen to the song I played for my piano recital?" my granddaughter excitedly asked over the telephone. "Absolutely, honey," I replied with a big smile. Then I heard lovely piano music in my ear, with nary a mistake that I spotted. "Grandma, did you like it!" "That was GREAT, Sweetie! I can tell you really PRACTICED hard. I'm so proud of you!"
For those of us in the Sandwich Generation, whether we are still raising our children or helping with the next generation by babysitting grandkids, PRACTICE can be a familiar word. Reminding them to practice their piano, work on practicing their multiplication tables, practice their cursive handwriting… The list goes on and on, doesn't it? And the most important thing to put into practice? Those spiritual disciplines God is teaching us. Which is why we love to encourage them to PRACTICE their Bible memory verses – like the 10 commandments – great ways for our grand kids to PRACTICE what God teaches, isn't it?
This has been my practice: I obey your precepts. You are my portion, O LORD; I have promised to obey your words. Psalm 119:56-57 (NIV)
Isn't it a joy to work at leaving a sweet spiritual legacy in the hearts and minds of our grandchildren!
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