I know that you love your kids and you enjoy teaching them, but are you willing to let your kids teach you?
I have been ministering to kids for over thirty years now and without a doubt my favorite memories are those services where the Holy Spirit touched kids in a powerful way.
One of my powerful moments was the summer of 1996.
I was the guest speaker at a Kids Camp in Fergus Falls, MN. I was sitting behind the puppet stage during worship time waiting for the host to introduce me. To be honest, I wasn’t worshipping. I was thinking about what I was going to say.
I couldn’t see anything except the curtains of the puppet stage, but I sensed the presence of the Holy Spirit in a powerful way. I peeked my head out from behind the puppet stage and saw a sight I will never forget.
Every single child and every counselor were worshipping Jesus passionately. I had never seen kids worship like this. Tears began to stream down my face. Conviction hit me as the kids led me into worship. This night changed my understanding of worship forever.
The scripture makes it clear that this is the plan of God for our kids.
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour my spirit on all flesh.”
Notice the scripture doesn’t say all flesh over twelve years old.
And then just to make sure we get it, the scriptures say, “Your sons and daughters will prophesy.”
Stop and think about it.
Not only does the Holy Spirit want to touch our kids, He wants to speak through our kids.
I am always amazed when people put age limits on things that kids can do at church. Churches may limit what kids can do, but the Holy Spirit does not.
You are the doorway for the Holy Spirit to kids you lead.
The Holy Spirit desires to minister to you through your kids, but it’s not going to happen if you don’t believe it. And it’s not going to happen, if you don’t teach on the Holy Spirit.
This is why I wrote an entire curriculum on the Holy Spirit.
There are spiritual gifts inside your kids just like there was inside of young David. Jesse did not see the gift of God in David, but Samuel did.
Do you want to be a Jesse or do you want to a Samuel?