A little girl came up to me as her Kindergarten Sunday School class was ending. I bent down and asked her if she had enjoyed Sunday School. She said something that I will never forget. Full of childlike faith and power, she said, "An angel whispered in my ear and told me I will be a missionary someday...and I will tell many people about Jesus." I knew at that moment that the Lord has amazing plans for this little girl. I told her that was wonderful! Then she said, "I am going to go home today and tell my little sister how much Jesus loves her. Then I am going to go all over the world telling people that Jesus loves them." Tears began to run down my face. She looked up and me and said, "Don't cry, Miss Lynne- I'll come back!"
This little girl is so full of the Holy Spirit that you can sense His presence whenever you are around her. She is passionate about God and His Word, and she loves telling people that Jesus loves them. She loves to pray for people. And she is only 5 years old.
I truly believe that God speaks to children. I think sometimes we adults try too hard to BE the voice of God to kids, and what we need to do is simply get out of God's way, so HE can speak to them. God has a plan for their lives, and His plan doesn't just start when they grow up and become adults. I believe God has great purposes for kids, even now when they are young. My goal as a leader is to bring kids to a place where they can hear the voice of God, and allow His Spirit to work in their hearts.
It is an amazing experience to be a part of God's work in the lives of kids. Their faith is so pure, so child-like. That's why I believe Jesus said in Luke 18:17 "I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn't receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it."
Have you ever experienced God speaking to kids?
Children are a Gift
kidmin leader, mother, and servant of the Lord.
These are the views of Lynne Howard, and are not necessarily the views and opinions of David C Cook or any church.