I have been thinking about my Grandma Mary a lot lately. June 6th was her birthday, but she is no longer with us to celebrate. To say that I miss her a bunch is an understatement.
I often think about the spiritual footprints that she left for us to follow.
She had a heart that sought after God. I clearly remember from the time that I was very little seeing her praying and reading her bible. When we visited her in North Dakota, we attended her church and as the midwesterners say, said "grace" before dinner. I started reading the same devotion, "Our Daily Bread" as I got older because I remembered her reading it. When we wrote letters to each other when I was in college, she'd always closed with "God Bless."
Those actions are her spiritual legacy.
As I think about my own children, I often ponder what I want them to leave the nest with.
What will I imprint on their hearts before they are adults? For I know the time will come when they will spread their grown wings and fly away.
I don't want the busyness of daily life to cloud the opportunities for sharing my faith with them. I hope for them to see God in our everyday circumstances, not just at church on Sundays.
Just like my Grandma Mary, I want my children and their children to see by my daily actions, not just my words.
I pray that I will leave a spiritual legacy that will pass from generation to generation.
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