By Leonora Taylor
What would happen if our kids could sit still and hear the voice of God?
What if they learned to quiet their minds, listen to His voice, and be led by the Holy Spirit?
This is what children are discovering through our Kids Prayer Club (KPC). They are being challenged how to quiet their minds, think only of God, and learn to pray through hearing His voice.
At our November 22nd KPC gathering, we started off with 20 seconds of taking deep breaths while imagining our Heavenly Father breathing into our lungs. As you know, quieting the mind is such a challenge but my hope was to begin to show the kids that they are capable of sitting still in God’s presence and of controlling their thoughts through simple breathing techniques.
To practice sitting in the presence of God, we sat encircled around a candle and two swords. These two swords represented two clouds I saw at the beach two weeks prior to KPC. Imagine a clear blue sky with only white clouds in the sky that looked like two swords. When I saw them, I asked the Lord if they had a meaning, but I never received an answer at that time.
During the Concert of Prayer worship in the Chapel, I noticed that two of the students were each carrying a sword. Immediately they reminded me of the swords I saw Monday at the beach. We sat around the swords and quieted our minds by thinking of God breathing into us. A few of the kids took turns inviting the Holy Spirit to be with us and we were quiet for about 6 minutes. I led the kids to ask God to show them the meaning of the swords I saw in the sky.
About eight of the students sensed the Lord giving them an answer and they wrote them down as they heard the Lord speak to them. It was so powerful to see that they all received a theme of the Lord training them for spiritual warfare.
So my answer is this: kids can sit still in the presence of God and when they do, the Lord speaks to and through them in mighty ways. Take some time out of the day and practice this with your children. Document what God speaks to your family and have fun letting the Holy Spirit lead you.