Influenced By Mom and Grandma


Paul said Timothy’s faith was sincere which means it was genuine, real, true and without hypocrisy. Timothy’s mom was a Jewish believer who followed Jesus and his dad was Greek and probably not a believer. He learned scripture during childhood from his mom and grandma. (2 Timothy 1:5; 3:14-15 and Acts 16:1-3)

Timothy already had a good foundation from his mom and grandma who knew the Word of God when he met Paul. We play a very important role in the spiritual life of our children. No one has more potential for a godly influence on a child than a mom and grandma who love the Lord and His Word above all else.

Like Eunice and Lois we need to teach our children and grandchildren the Scriptures and introduce them to the saving knowledge of Jesus. We can be encouraged to follow their example to guide our children and grandchildren in the Word. We do this exposing them to and reading the Bible to them and most important, living it in front of them. When they see our desire to follow God and His Word in a real way we are teaching and training them.

Don’t be discouraged or worry if the dad is not a believer or not interested in things of God. God’s purpose in your child’s life will be accomplished. God provided Timothy with a grandma and mom to teach him and He brought Paul into his life as his “spiritual father”.

There are no guarantees that if we follow certain steps or formulas our children will come to a sincere faith. We are responsible to follow God, to teach and train our children in His ways.

In His Word we can learn and act upon what He says about being a woman of God. We are reminded in
2 Timothy 3:16-17 that “All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”

We are to pray daily for God to empower us by the Holy Spirit to walk faithfully before Him. He tells us in 2 Peter 1:3 that “God’s divine power has given us everything pertaining to life and godliness by the knowledge of Him who called us by His glory and excellence”.

As you go throughout your day interacting with your children talk to them about Jesus, His life and what He has done. Share and live out Scripture with them. Let them know how the Lord has and is currently working in your life. Pray that the Holy Spirit will give you the words to say as you teach and train your children.

Don’t worry, trust God with the results!

I would love to hear from you the things have you done or are currently doing to teach and train your children in the Scripture. We learn from each other as we share ideas.

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About kimlenon
Welcome to Inside Out! I desire to offer encouragement and resources to help women live their lives Inside Out because God changes us from the Inside Out! I have been married to Dave for 40 years. We have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. My passion is to teach women how to study and apply God's Word.

6 Responses to Influenced By Mom and Grandma

  1. Finally found your blog, Kim! Loved the post 🙂

  2. joanneviola says:

    Very good insight in this post! Being a Mimi now, I realize that our influence does not end, it just enlarges. And I am loving this stage! Great helps for both moms & grandparents. Stopping by from Unite this morning.

    • kimlenon says:

      Hi Joanneviola, thanks so much for stopping by and your comments! I LOVE being a grandma of 6,( some call me Gigi).
      I love how you say it enlarges!
      Blessings, Kim

  3. apronstringsotherthings says:

    A lovely post, Kim. Isn’t it wonderful to have examples before us of women who ran a good race, teaching and training their children? It encourages me and strengthens me. Thank you for sharing this with us. (visiting via Unit)

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