Thursday, May 23, 2013

What Is A "God Story"?

A "God Story" tells of God our Heavenly Father's work in our lives, and the lives of our children.

A "God Story" can tell of a struggle overcome, a joy discovered, prayers answered or some theological truth spoken or lived out.

It's true, a "God Story" for a christian is really their whole life story. We look at the story of Esther in the Bible and not one mention of God is in this book, and yet clearly God's hand was in it. This was her "God Story" and that of the Jewish people also.

It is important to us that we tell our "God Stories" to our children so that they can go back and relive what God has done for them in their lives. We pray that this will help them as they grow in their christian faith, to know and trust that their Heavenly Father adores them. We pray that in the good times and the dark times they will remember what God has done for them, how He has led them, and will put their hope in Him.

Psalm 77:11-12 says:

I will remember the deeds of the LORD;
     yes, I will remember your wonders of old.
I will ponder all your work,
    and meditate on your mighty deeds.

We don't grow big and tall in one big, special meal, it takes many little meals over a long period of time. So it is with our christian faith, little joys, "small' answers to prayer, or a "little" theological understanding goes a long way to our growth as a christian.

The Joy of many prayers answered, and a life
of living the dream begun.
Go and tell your "God Stories" to your children. Tell them why God our Heavenly Father makes a difference in your life, how Jesus answers your prayers (even the little, "unimportant" ones), and how the Holy Spirit gives you guidance in your thoughts and actions.
Close to the start of our Fandrich Family God Story





2 comments:

  1. I am loving reading/seeing what you guys have been up to! Hope you are having a fun week :-)

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  2. Thanks Kirsty. We are keeping warm, and having loads of fun. Just about to start our German class for the week!

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