“And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm,”
A sad statement is found in the verse above when God says, “I speak not with your children which have not known…” God was talking to a people whose children had never seen a miracle like the parting of the Red Sea or the conquering of a great army. These children had only heard about the great works of God. To many of these children, these stories that their parents told them were nothing more than fairy tales because they had never seen God work.
Why is it that these children never saw the great works of God? They never saw God’s great works because their grandparents were too busy looking back to Egypt wishing they had never left instead of going forward to conquer the land God had given them. These children had not seen God’s great works because their parents wandered in the wilderness instead of conquering it. God told these parents that it was time to show their children His greatness so these stories would go from being a fairy tale to real life.
If this generation is not careful, our children will grow up hearing about the great works of the past and never see them. If we are not careful, the younger generation will grow up thinking that the great works of God are nothing more than a fairy tale. The only way they are going to see God’s great works is if the adults of this generation decide to stop wandering in the wilderness of mediocrity and step out by faith to conquer their Promised Land. If we are going to turn God’s great works from fairy tales to reality, a couple of things must be done.
First, you must step out by faith and attempt great things for God. It is time to stop talking about what you have seen and get busy letting your children see what God can do. God can build great churches today just like He did in the past. God can send revival today just like He did in the past. God can provide financial needs today just like He did in the past. God can perform the miraculous today just like He did in the past. Christian, God can’t perform great works today if we don’t attempt great works. The only way God can do great works through your life is if you attempt great works. God can only do great works when you attempt them.
Second, if we are going to turn God’s great works from fairy tales into reality, we must stop giving living in mediocrity by giving excuses. You can give every excuse as to how hard it is today, or you can realize that God thrives on overcoming the impossible. As long as you continue to excuse the mediocrity, you validate that God’s great works were nothing more than a fairy tale in the minds of your children. If the world is more alluring to you than attempting great works for God, your children will determine in their minds that the great works of God are nothing more than a fairy tale.
Let me ask you, have your children seen God do great works in your life? It is time to stop allowing the great works of God to be nothing more than a fairy tale to your children. Step out by faith and attempt great things for God. It is the type of faith that attempts great things for God when He will do great things and turn His works from fairy tales into reality in the minds of our youth.