Sunday’s Scripture (May 10)

Sunday's Scriptures
I am so thankful to have reconnected with a dear high school friend…one of the advantages of social media, I suppose. When we were together I asked her to consider my request for scriptures that she prays for her grandchildren.

Rather than send a specific scripture she shared that she prays for her grandchildren to remember who they are and Whose they are…that they are children of the living God and they belong to Him. She told me that when she notices behavior that is out of step with what they profess to believe, she simply smiles and quietly says, “Remember who you are and Whose you are,” and they know right away that they need to reevaluate an attitude or behavior. Wise counsel.

“…As God has said, ‘I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 2 Corinthians 6:16

“…I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:1-2

(Your turn: please let me know what scriptures YOU are praying for your grandchildren and I will share them on a future Sunday. We’re all in this together!!)

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  1. Joyce says:

    Your friend is wise beyond words! What a gentle way to discipline children – from their own sense of self worth! I am going to share this advice with my daughters and use it myself with the grandchildren!
    My two oldest grandsons attend Kindergarten at a school that emphasizes kindness and respect. Not academic or athletic ability; those attributes leave too many children out. Everyone, however, can behave themselves! The school is consistently rated as one of the best in the state. That staff creates an atmosphere where healthy self esteem builds success in both academic and personal behavior for everyone – in other words, these students remember “who they are!”

    • Marianna Peipon says:

      I agree, Joyce, my friend is wise and I am so thankful to have reconnected. I agree that it’s such a gentle way to discipline — allowing them first to correct behavior on their own.

      It sounds like your grandsons have landed in a great environment for both academic and personal development. Someone did their homework — well done!

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