4 Biblical Roles of Grandparenting

4 Biblical Roles of Grandparenting

ROLE  1   God wants you to be a BLESSING GIVER

"The memory of the righteous will be a blessing…" -Prov. 10:7

Be a Blessing Giver:

Spiritually by: 

  • praying for them and with them
  • encouraging them in their growth and gifts 
  • valuing them as God’s special creation

Emotionally by:

  • celebrating their accomplishments
  • encouraging them through their struggles
  • communicating unconditional love always

Physically by:

  • providing a home where they’re always welcome
  • providing arms where they’re always safe
  • providing an atmosphere where they’re always accepted

ROLE 2  God wants you to be a LEGACY MAKER

"The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him."  -Prov. 20:7

Be a Legacy Maker by:

Bringing honor to your family reputation through godly living

  • living a life of integrity both publicly and privately
  • bringing the best out in those around you

Making decisions based on an eternal perspective

  • finishing well- always have the end goal in mind
  • loving people and using things instead of loving things and using people

Leaving ‘good tracks’ for your grandchildren to follow

  • letting them know why you do what you do
  • being and example of faithful living

ROLE 3   God wants you to be a TORCH BEARER

"Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come." -Psalm 71:18

Be a Torchbearer

Of the gospel to your grandchildren and your community 

  • make sure your grandchildren hear the truth of the gospel
  • trust the Holy Spirit to draw them on His time schedule
  • demonstrate a consistent concern and compassion of unsaved people

Of moral living in an immoral world

  • take bold yet gracious stands on moral issues
  • show them how to flourish spiritually in a hostile culture
  • teach your grandchildren to develop discernment as you help them evaluate their world

ROLE 4   God wants you to be a STANDARD SETTER

"‘The righteous will flourish like a palm tree…They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, ‘The Lord is upright; He is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in Him.'" -Psalm 92:12,14-15

Be a Standard Setter

By modeling, teaching and encouraging:

  • inspiring faith
  • consistent integrity
  • practical poise
  • personal discipline
  • steadfast endurance
  • contagious courage

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