Every child needs to know that they have a Father in heaven who loves them and wants to give them good gifts.
“‘You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.'” (Matthew 7:9-11)
Every parent wants to shower their children with good gifts. Admittedly, our children don’t always see these as good gifts, sometimes what they need is not what they want. But we do the best that we can with our limited resources.
God on the other hand has not limitation to His resources or the wisdom to know when and how to provide these gifts. Read these words of Jesus to your children and ask them the following questions:
Do you think your parents want to give you good gifts? What was the last gift you receieve from your parents? You might encourage them to see that things like food on the table or a roof over our head or clothes on our backs are daily gifts.
Ask them what gifts they have received from God? Did they like it or not? Remind them that gifts from God don’t always seem like gifts. Ask them what additional gifts do they want to receive from God?
Pray a prayer of thanksgiving for what they have received and asking for what gifts they want from God.
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