As a kid in bible class each week, did you ever wish God would talk to you like He did with Adam in the garden? Or like Moses from a burning bush? Or perhaps like Jesus did with the 12 apostles? These people got to talk to God and God worked through them. I admit, I also wished I could be an angel at one point and wondered if there was a way. My point is, God did great things through these people! As I got older I remember learning how God used normal people, people with fears and deficiencies ti love out His plan. Why couldn’t that be me? Then, as I was working with kids at church, I realized He was working through me. This was empowering and an answer to my prayer. There is a point to my ramblings.
Christmas is around the corner and then it’s time for those New Years resolutions. Will we go into 2018 with big dreams for the spiritual welfare of our children and their families? As children’s ministry leaders we can’t help ourselves. We want great things for our children. Like the great leaders of the Bible, hopefully like them, we begin with God. This is His church after all and we are merely allowing our amazing God to work through us to shape His children, the future of His church. What an awesome thought! Think over scripture and remember the men of the Old Testament, how they went to God before tackling problems. When they did, God gave them success. When they didn’t start with God, they often failed. Let’s learn from them. Let’s begin with prayer and let’s remain humble. God is using us and it’s not to the reverse.
I will leave you with this thought from 2 Kings 6:17 – Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. Can you imagine Gods church, its unshakable faith, when God answers our prayers to open the eyes of our children to see and know Him, to know the love He has for us and what that means for them? We serve an amazing God and I believe He will guide us in our endeavors as children’s ministry leaders.
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