After her divorce, our daughter and her two children moved in with my husband and me. She did not get along with my husband, and there was constant strife in our home. A while later, he told her to leave.
My daughter was angry and left, taking the kids with her. I cried out to God, asking Him to protect my grandchildren and place them where they should be.
Soon the children were back in our home, and my daughter moved in with friends. The children were 6 and 7 years old and very active. At first I was overwhelmed, and I wasn’t sure how I was going to hold down a job, lead a women’s Bible study and take care of them.
But God gave me grace for it all and wisdom about how to raise them. Every morning before they go to school, I read to them from a blessing book I have.
One morning my granddaughter crawled up on my lap, and as I began to pray a blessing over her, she said “No, Grandma, I want to bless you.” She said: “In the name of Jesus Christ I bless you, Grandma, with greater faith; that God would fill you full of His faith.”
How that did bless me! Then another time, my grandson said: “Grandma, I have been thinking. I think every time my heart beats, that Jesus is knocking on the door of my heart!”
Since our grandchildren have been with us, both of them have given their hearts to Jesus and been baptized. Our daughter is changing also, and God has restored her relationship with my husband.
I am standing on the Scripture that says: “All [my] children shall be taught by the Lord and great will be the peace of [my] children (Is. 54:13, NKJV). God is faithful. He will finish the work He began.