How often do you talk to your daughter about miracles?
And by miracles I mean the impossible, unusual, and wonderful events that cannot be explained by normal activity. Not at the result of magic or science but because of the pure goodness of God Himself. Not coincidence or chance but divine intervention.
When our girls are little we teach them the details of many of the miraculous events that took place during Biblical times. We print coloring pages for Noah’s ark in Genesis 6, we talk about the unbelievable adventures with Daniel and the Lion’s Den in Daniel 6 and David and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17, and we aw them with the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 in Matthew 6 and Lazarus being called to life in John 11.
We make sure they recognize and know how God showed His love for His people by taking care of them in unexplainable ways. There really are no other words to describe Biblical stories like the above, other then by calling it exactly what it is, a miracle.
Has anything like this ever happened to you, personally? Before you answer, I want you to think about it this way: Have you ever been in aw of something God revived in your life? A ruined friendship, an unsaved relative, a broken spirit?
Have you ever missed a car accident by seconds or yanked the arm of a toddler just moments before a fatal step?
When we think about our world today, it’s easy to dismiss the miraculous as expected. Is it possible that you—I—we are so used to and accustomed to good things happening to and around us that we forget just how unusual and wonderful these daily details really are.
I don’t now about you but I have never had to feed 5000 people, however, I have definitely feasted on God’s provisions. I challenge you to never cease to be amazed by the abnormal activities that take place at the hands of God.
The same types of happenings that took place on a daily basis throughout the recorded books of Genesis through Revelation…happen today. God is still in the miracle working business and I want my daughter’s to recognize this as His truth in their lives.
When is the last time you talked to your daughter about the divine interventions that take place in her very own world every day? I make it a priority to teach my girls the miracles that took place when Jesus himself walked the earth not so that they can know how good God “was” but because I want them to live in a state of anticipation, gratitude and amazement of how good God is!
Here’s how you can help your girls to see the unexplainable goodness of God to His people today:
1. “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.” Psalm 136:1 (HCSB)
Practice looking for God’s goodness throughout your day and discuss the day’s “highs” and “lows” as a family. Point out how these events are not “coincidences” but the intentional plans of Gods.
2. “Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6 (HCSB)
Create a family prayer list and keep an ongoing record of the unique ways God has answered those prayers.
3. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways.” Isaiah 55:8 (HCSB)
Pray extravagant prayers for others and for your family. Live as if God is telling the truth and wait in anticipation for Him to intervene in the most unexpected and amazing ways!