My sweet, beautiful grandma left this earth last week and went to be with the Lord. While I am so happy that she is free from pain and is rejoicing with the angels, it’s hard to let her go. She was an amazing woman of God and I’m honored to have called her mine. Her passing has caused me to reflect on the impact that she has had on my life, so today I’m sharing a few lessons that she has left me that I hope to carry on as a part of her legacy.
My grandma was what you would call a prayer warrior. She diligently prayed for everyone and everything on a daily basis. In fact, she used to go on prayer walks every morning so she could talk with the Lord. I truly believe that one of her main callings in life was prayer.
The day after she passed, I went through and read all of the letters that I had received from her which were suddenly more precious to me than anything else in the world. I am extremely grateful that she took the time to draw me pictures and send me encouraging notes. There is something so incredibly special and personal about a handwritten letter that can never be found through a text or e-mail.
As I mentioned, my grandma loved to go on walks. She also loved to swim, camp, hike, float, fish, garden and anything else that involved being outdoors. I truly believe I inherited this appreciation from her and I hope to one day pass it on my children.
Leave a Legacy of Faith
My grandma was the most faithful woman you would ever meet. She loved Jesus and everyone knew it. Even during hard times, her faith never wavered. I don’t think I realized just how much she taught me through her words and actions until she was gone. I’m eternally grateful for her faithfulness that has impacted generations and I pray that I will one day have the same impact.
I wanted to write this as a reflection of the legacy that my grandma has left me, but I hope that others will be inspired by her life through my words. I will leave you with a poem that she wrote which pretty much sums up the way she lived her life.
Use Me Today
Written By: Kay Little
April 1st, 2000
USE ME TODAY, O SAVIOR DIVINE
CLEANSE AND RENEW THIS SERVANT OF THINE
LORD WITH THY SPIRIT FILL ME I PRAY
THEN IN THEY SERVICE, USE ME TODAY
USE ME TODAY, LORD, USE EVEN ME
USE ME TO LEAD SOME LOST ONE TO THEE
LEAD WHERE THOU WILT, LORD OPEN THE WAY
AND TO THY GLORY, USE ME TODAY
USE ME TODAY TO SCATTER THY SEEDS
BRINGING THE BLESSING SOMEONE MAY NEED
WHETHER I TOIL OR QUIETLY PRAY
BLESSED LORD JESUS USE ME TODAY