Have your children experienced God’s answered prayers? Have they experienced a God that is alive and working…that cares?
So many children in the church don’t experience God’s answered prayers as they grow up and as a result tend to view God like they do Santa, the Tooth Fairy or the Easter bunny: a childish fairy tale that they should grow up and grow out of.
I had the privilege this morning to speak with Bill Burch, a wise friend and grandpa. He said, “When I was growing up, my mom had to depend upon God for a loaf of bread to feed us and I always saw God come through. She really depended upon God.”
We want our children to know God provides; He is there, He cares, and He is at work. We want our children to know with confidence that what the Bible says about God answering prayers, listening to our cries, and enjoying our praises, is true!
“Ask, and it shall be given to you: seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.”–Matt. 7: 7
“It shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”–Isaiah 65: 24
We encourage you to pray together! Seek God together…Believe He will answer! Make a prayer board and post your prayers on it! When God answers the prayers, pin them on the other side of the board. Watch as you run out of space on the answered prayer side of the board! Share answered prayers with your children as you hear about the wonderful things God is doing…in your lives and in the lives of others. Share what God is doing NOW…Not just the great, miraculous stories of the past.
We hope and pray that our children grow up experiencing a loving, caring, active God, so they seek Him, love Him and serve Him with a mighty faith.