What are your passions?
What do you love doing?
Spending time with our families is usually at the top of our list, right?
Of course, God is at the very top of our list when it comes to our passion, love, and eternal focus....is He not?
For some of us, it takes years to realize once we put God number one in our lives, then everything else falls into place.
When our priorities are in order, the desires of our heart naturally fall into place.
My Grandma loved to cook and bake, and she was good at both.
It brought joy to her heart when her family enjoyed the dishes, and desserts she lovingly prepared for them.
Every holiday we all looked forward to the many pies Grandma would bake: apple, pumpkin, cherry, mincemeat, etc.
Whenever I spent time with her, Grandma was always making something.
I learned to cook, and bake; and I love doing both for my own family.
Something else I learned was how important reading the Bible was to my Grandma.
When I was visiting her at the cottage, everyday at 1:00 was her time to read.
I could sit and listen to her read the Scripture, or go outside and play for an hour.
When I got older, I could listen, or go take a walk.
We would talk after wards.
Grandma told me about how she prayed for all of her grand children's salvation.
She loved Billy Graham. Grandma watched his revivals whenever she could see them on television.
I know some of my siblings, and cousins did not like Grandma....for whatever reasons they have.
Yet, there are others that love her as I do.
I hope to be that witness to my own grandchildren that my Grandma was to me. I want to be that prayer warrior for my family that she was for us.
I ask to be an example, to my daughters, of a Godly woman.....like Grandma was for me.
I hope to pass on the desire to serve each other, even if it's a passion for baking and cooking for family members...not just at special events, and holidays...but when it's needed during difficult times. Or, just because.
While doing something we love, spending time together, hopefully we will remember to share our faith in God. Letting our loved ones know where we stand.
Telling them what our focus is.....Who is number One in our life, and why.
Having the courage to pray with our family members.
Thanking God for the blessings, and provisions, and each and every person in our life.
Taking the opportunity to lead them to the truth about Jesus.
Spending time with our loved ones, and passing on those things we love to do, our passions.....can reveal so much more about ourselves than we could ever imagine.