O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us what deeds you performed in their days, in the days of old: you with your own hand drove out the nations, but them you planted; you afflicted the peoples,
but them you set free; for not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them.
It is so important for us to share with our children the things God has done in our lives over the years! It is important for us to teach them to read their Bibles to learn about God but it is also vital for you to bring home to them what He has personally done in your life. God becomes even more real to our children when they see He is real and relevant in their lives today because the world is going to tell them the opposite!
There are times I am sure my children look at some of the stories that I remind them of concerning the things God has done; disciplines for poor choices that affected them with my apologies but then reminding them of the grace that comes with repentance and forgiveness, amazing answers to prayer and amazing victories in our lives and they get a little tired of hearing them but those are the stories that remind them that God is real and active in our lives.
Victory often comes from remembering past victories in our lives so telling them the stories will also be a reminder to you as well. The past can be a very good reference point for us to learn from and to encourage us as well, just don’t dwell there. Take the time today to maybe even sit down and write out victories and answers to prayers you have had in your life and let that encourage you throughout this week reminding you of the faithfulness of God.
“Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus.” Robert South