Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Watching for God's Fingerprints

In just a few weeks, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. I love doing this - preparing the turkey and all the fixings and gathering with family for a special time to be thankful for our many blessings! living a thankful life. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.

But, while I love Thanksgiving, it is extremely important to me whether I am thankful all year - not just on one day. I am committed to being a thankful grandma and today I'm ever so thankful God answers prayer and my grandsons are able to see and experience how He does this! We have been praying for specific things and as God answers - which He has been, the boys and I talk about these answers and spend time thanking God for them!

I have a special journal which has photos of my sweet boys on it. It is our place to record how God answers our prayers. The boys are able to write or draw God's answers which I date and write a description, as needed. Then, when they need to be encouraged . . . or when this grandma needs to be encouraged as well . . . all we have to do is take a look in our blessings journal to remind ourselves how God has answered our prayers in the past! This will give us much for which to be thankful and will give us hope for how He will answer in the present and future!

In Psalm 78 it talks about how the people of Israel forgot all God did for them. When they did this, they fell into sin. Eventually, they turned back to God for forgiveness, but then they forgot all over again, fell into sin and the whole cycle repeated - again and again.

I want my sweet boys to know, love and follow God all of their lives. For them to do this, it is essential for them to remember God and what He does in their lives. I have them watching for God's "fingerprints" in their lives . . . the ways He works and answers their prayers! If they are busy watching for God's "fingerprints", they will not forget Him. Quite the opposite! They will be watching and remembering. These things lead to having a thankful heart and a thankful heart leads to having a joyful life!

So, today I'm ever so thankful for how God answers prayer and for how my grandsons are able to see and experience these answers!

How is God answering your prayers? What are you thankful for today?

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome! I will start this with my own children! Thank you for another wonderful idea!