When our foster children (or bonus children as I like to call them) came to our home, they seemed to have no idea about God, the Bible, prayer, etc. Albeit, they are young, but at their age, they could have known about those things had they been taught. It was sad to realize they didn't know anything about something so dear to us and such a huge part of our lives, but at the same time it was a reassurance of this ministry that we are a part of.
"Everything is thank you", I thought when I heard her again today. And, at first, I thought that maybe we needed to have a talk about prayer and "how to do it". Then, it was as if the Holy Sprit tsk, tsked me right there on the spot. No! She has it all right! She is thankful! Thankful for not only what God has already done...but what He's GONNA do! We hadn't done our special thing yet and Daddy won't be home until later today. Hers and our children's thankfulness will, we pray, grow into thanking God not only for the desires of their hearts, but even and especially in those storms as they come our way. Trusting in Him to do what He sees best!
Thank you, Father, for the lessons we learn through these and our own precious children.