by adustyframe ~ November 28th, 2006

God has delivered us, He has parted waters for us, He has made water gush forth from rocks and sent us our own manna from heaven. He has brought us into our own Promised Land. Will I miss the opportunity to tell the story to our children?”
~ Ann Voskamp, Holy Experience ~

I like this quote from Ann. If you have never read her beautiful blog, you should add her to your daily reads. I find refreshing reminders of God each time I read there.

I am blogging here partly due to this. I want all these lessons, hard days, prayers, and blessings to be recorded in one place. For me, for my husband, for our son, and for anyone who can be helped due to our transparency.

My mother was amazing at teaching us to see God in the small snippets of our lives. She told us of answered prayers and struggles. Things that she needed help with.

I want to be that kind of mother to my son. I want him to see God’s hand in our lives. In the big and the very small.

We pray together each day. Usually in the morning at our table during the Bible lesson. Often at night, cuddled in bed. His earnest little prayers for daddy to come home, for the piano to get fixed, for a new car, for his friends, for him to have a good day touch my heart every time.

I smile as I listen to his precious words. I want him to know that God cares no matter how small the request may seem to someone else.

When God sends a blessing, I aim to be mindful to share them with my son.

We did a lot of praising when Grandpa gave us the car. I reminded him how we prayed for a van, but God knew this wonderful car was being prepared for us. We talked about how sometimes we think we know what we want, but God knows what we need.

We thanked God together for answering our prayer. Every day that I drive that car, I thank God. I say over my shoulder to the little one in the back seat, “Isn’t God good to give us this car?”

When one of my wonderful blog readers sent money to help with collect phone calls, I told my son. We marvelled that someone that doesn’t know us was willing to be used by God to bless our home. The money arrived during the week of my son’s birthday. He was able to talk extra long to daddy.

A small thing? No, not at all. God cares about each and every thing we need. Each and everything we desire. He hears our prayers and answers according to his will. He moves in the hearts of people unbeknownst to us.

We have received help from people at church. Often these things are things I am physically unable to do. I tell my son what a blessing it is to have people that care about us. People who do things we aren’t able to do.

I must share these blessings with my son. He is old enough to express his requests to God and I want him to see God moving in our home and in our lives.

Even though daddy isn’t home yet. Even though money is tight. God is here and he is answering prayers great and small.

Deuteronmy 11:18-20

Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:

You can read other’s take on this quote at Joy in the Morning

Lizzie

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  1. Miriam Pauline

    What a great job you are doing teaching your son! I pray that I will show my girls God in the everyday. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Loni

    I could relate to so much of what you wrote. When our daughter was in ICU so many e-mail friends sent us gifts, phone cards, stamps, and money gifts. We always shared with our children about it, and the doctors and nurses, to show God’s faithfulness. Thank you for sharing your experiences with it as well. 🙂

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