Monday, September 13, 2010

Something beautiful - the legacy of hungering for God

I love when God shows me something new and in this case something new and beautiful. As I was at Angel's blog this morning, I noticed she had linked up with RENEE for this great meme, so I just popped on over to her blog to check it out and  I just loved it! When I saw this button I immediately began singing the song "Something Beautiful, something good." God is so good and He is truly the most beautiful thing in our lives. He is responsible for every good thing that we are blessed with and I just thank Him for all that He does for me and my family.

Anyone who knows me know that some of my favorite things in the whole world are my grandkids. God has truly just poured out the blessings in that area and I have 6 of the most amazing grandyoungins that I could ever imagine having!

Last Saturday night, my grandson Bryton (3) spent the night with me and his papa. On Sunday morning, as we were getting ready for church, Bryton had his little bible story book in his hand and he said, "Nana, I need to go out on the patio and study before church". Oh, praise you Jesus! His papa is a preacher and His nana is a bible study fanatic, so it is no surprise that he already knows how important it is to study. That was something so beautiful to me at the time. Handing down that legacy of the love of God's word.

I can't think of anything more beneficial to hand down to our children and grandchildren than that. An intense hunger for God and His Word.

I am thankful that his mother is also teaching him about God and about Jesus and about the importance of reading the bible . It is beautiful to me that he already has the love of God instilled in his precious little heart. He even tells his little brother Sawyer about God.

Truly, this is something beautiful to me...

"Train up a child in the way he should go; and when
he is old, he will not depart from it."
(Proverbs 22:6)


Thena said...

That is so sweet and awesome.

Barbara said...

Amen yes nothing more precious than a child following after some one who is following Christ, this is a dear moment for you, lap it up and thank God for your blessings, hugs and blessings,Barbara

Sonja said...

ah Beth... I am SO saying a loud AMEN to this beautiful post! If we never had another blessing in life but our kids and grandkids... we are so truly rich! My hubby and I say it all the time, I know you do too! LOVE this! :)

Beth E. said...

Beautiful, indeed.! :)

ElissaM said...

wow, that is beautiful. Makes me want to strive to have my 3 year old do that! Thanks for the motivation:-)

agypsyangel said...

You have beautiful children and grandchildren. That is so true to train them properly and set a good example.

Every Day Blessings said...

I agree that is the real something beautiful! AMEN

Jackie said...

Precious, just precious, Beth!

I'm gonna have some grands some day!!! Thank you Jesus!!

Blessings to you, sweet friend!!

Luv and Hugs!

GrammyGoo said...

Awwwwww. As GG wipes the tears from her eyes. Just preccious!

GrammyGoo said...

Awwwwww. As GG wipes the tears from her eyes. Just preccious!

NanaNor's said...

My sweet sister, I loved this, my heart is so much like yours girl. There is nothing greater in life than sewing seeds of His love into our grandchildren and I'm desiring to do that for many, many years yet-so I'll keep trusting. My mind says if I don't do it who else will but the Lord knows my heart and mind in this. My friend I am so honored and blessed by you and the fellowship we share.
Hugs and lots of love,

Renee said...

Hi Beth,

That is so cool! It looks like you have a little preacher in the making! :) What a blessing that he already has excellent habits instilled into him! And what a perfect Scripture, too.

Thank you so much for linking to Something Beautiful, and for your compliments on my blog. I really appreciate it.

Have a great day!

Faith Imagined said...

What a wonderful legacy! Your love for your grandchildren abounds! I love the picture!


It truly is my friend.... and having our grand-youngins' speak the Word of God from memory is about more than I can take!

Love you, Stephanie

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Too touching for many words! Keep to the spiritual shaping and training of those grandkids. No finer gift can be given to a child than the witness of watching his/her family's faith lived out in living color!


Beth in NC said...

Oh Beth, that made me want to cry. What a beautiful legacy indeed!


Nana Jul said...

How Awesome is that?!!!
I love it! That is a Legacy more precious than silver, finer than the finest Gold! Just give them Jesus!!
Blessed...Truly blessed!
Love ya sista!

BECKY said...

So very precious, Beth. What a wonderful blessing we have in sharing our faith through the generations. May the seeds planted in these young hearts grow to reap a rich harvest!

Have a joyful Thursday!


"Train up a child in the way he should go; and when
he is old, he will not depart from it."
(Proverbs 22:6)

Amen Beth! Training up children in the ways of the Lord and being a Godly example are the most important things Christian parents can do for their children.