“Since my youth, O God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, til I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.” Psalm 71:17-18
2. Tell them your story. Tell them about when you came to faith in Christ. Consider giving them a journal with your story hand-written in the front. They could then use this journal in their own daily discipline. Talk to them often about your walk with The Lord.
3. Ask lots of questions, particularly ones that are open ended. Give them room to talk. Don’t be afraid to ask the tough questions like, “How’s your walk with The Lord right now” and “What’s The Lord been teaching you lately?” You may discover they're quite willing to share these things with you.
4. Get involved in their lives. You may feel that you are not needed or wanted as your grandkids get older. Remember that it’s worth investing and nurturing this relationship, even if they don’t show that it matters to them at the time.
Call them the day before school starts back up and pray with them. Let them know that you value what they value. Ask them how they’d like you to pray for them in the coming school year. If you live close enough, drop by and pray with them the night before.
5.Leave a legacy that matters. “You (grandparents) are our living link with the past” (George H.W. Bush). Remember, this is not just another season in your life. This is a time for you to intentionally leave a legacy that truly matters.