Last night we got to give praise to God in our nightly prayers as a family. We got a new addition to our extended family yesterday. One of my sister-in-laws had a baby girl. We welcome her with great joy. The road to her getting here was not an easy one for that family. They experienced two miscarriages before this healthy birth.
My girls have been praying for this beautiful baby girl every night since we told them that she was on the way. It is so awesome when they experience answers to their prayers. It gives us a great opportunity to talk about the goodness of God. Last night our oldest daughter said, "How does the Lord answer so many prayers at night?" We got to share with them how powerful He is and how He hears their prayers.
It was wonderful to be able to share with them answered prayers that resulted in joy. We realize that this will not always be the case. Sometime, we will have to have this same conversation and the answer they receive may not be the one they want. However, that will present a new opportunity to tell of God's power and God's plan.
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3