“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim His name; make known among nations what He has done.” (Psalm 105:1)
Psalm 105 verse 1 tells us that not only are we to admire God’s wondrous works, we are called to share with others what we know about Jesus.
Let’s face it, even as adults we often doubt ourselves and our ability to share the gospel. We wonder if we will be able to answer all of the questions about the unbelievable miracles of God. We worry about not having the right verses memorized to meet someone with the exact encouragement they need. So how do we as moms and mentors empower our daughters to be leaders for the Kingdom? How do we raise them to be bold in sharing God’s plan to rescue the world? Encourage your daughter to be a leader for God with these simple steps.
1. God’s Got This
God is all knowing, ever present, and powerful. Your daughter may be called to proclaim His name, but that doesn’t mean that the salvation of others is her responsibility. Jesus gets all of the credit for that. Remind her of the power of prayer and of speaking life over people and situations that need His healing touch. God hears when we lift others up in prayer and He will never stop pursuing His children. Encourage her to listen and be ready for when He chooses to use her as an agent for good.
2. Nobody’s Perfect
And they never will be. It can be easy for girls to get caught in the lie that we have to be perfect for God to use us. God loves each one of our girls and will meet and minister to her exactly where she is. She doesn’t need to be anything more than she already is to shine the spotlight on Him. He knows her better than anyone, and He has commissioned and positioned her with everything she needs to be a leader for His Kingdom.
3. The Word Is Her Lamp
The Bible is an incredible gift. God gave it to us as one way to be close to Him and to remind us that we are not alone. Your daughter can see how God used people throughout history as an integral part of His bigger plan. Read His powerful Word together. Talk openly about Jesus’ sacrifice and our salvation. Knowing how He has used the young, the old, the imperfect and the loyal to offer His free gift of grace can encourage your daughter to know that she can be a valuable asset for His kingdom.
4. Awesome Wonder
We have a God of awesome wonder. His ways are not our ways. We live in a place and time when we want proof. We want scientific evidence. We want to be able to explain how things happen. Having conversations with your daughter about God’s amazing miracles reminds us that God’s ways are worthy of our awe and at times beyond our full understanding.
5. Keep It Simple
Simple doesn’t mean ineffective and sharing the gospel doesn’t mean you have to be a Bible scholar or have the most eloquent or impressive prayers. Sometimes the best way your daughter can lead others to Jesus is by loving them the way He would; sitting with the new girl at lunch, listening to a friend after a hard day, or walking away from gossip. As the old saying goes, “actions speak louder than words.” It is a beautiful thing to watch our girls act out of gratitude and love for the Lord. That is how they can truly live for the good of others and the ultimate glory of God.
Erin Weidemann is an award-winning author with one goal: to help women of all ages own their influence. Her newest book, Ringleaders, is the next installment of the best-selling Bible Belles series, The Adventures of Rooney Cruz, for young girls. In Ringleaders, Erin tackles the biggest faith challenge facing kids today and equips adults to teach them how to use their voice to share the message God has called them to deliver. Young readers will be inspired to identify their own voice and use it for the good of others and for the glory of God.
A five-time cancer survivor, Erin is the co-founder of Truth Becomes Her, equipping moms and mentors with resources to help them step into their unique leadership roles. Erin is a nationally recognized speaker, radio personality, certified teacher and host of the Heroes for Her Podcast.