The word says in Proverbs 22:6,“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Pastor Victor talks about being mothers and fathers in the house. I have three smart, beautiful, and anointed daughters myself and yet the word in Proverbs doesn’t mean I am to just train up my own. There are many children who need the word of truth spoken into their lives.
Working in the children’s ministry is something I truly treasure.
Kingdom Seekers! That was our theme for VBS 2016. To teach, instruct, and share the Word of God so that the children learn about applying that word in their lives through the activation of the Holy Spirit, is powerful. Putting the word FAITH before them and teaching them the meaning of it, letting them see what a precious and awesome jewel in God’s eyes that they are and reinforcing the truth of their identity in Christ was a joy shared that week. They learned they are born to REIGN.
Having the time to share with children principles of the kingdom of God is so exciting. Being able to share with them about their identities in Christ and the part in the Kingdom of God they play, worshipping with young ones who worship Him with hands lifted high and their mouths filled with praise, yep, it puts a smile on my face and joy in my heart.
When Pastor talks about being mothers and fathers in the house, that means pouring into someone else; instructing them, teaching them and loving them. And with that comes accountability to one another. You may have children of your own, maybe you’re a grandparent or maybe you don’t have children of your own. But, there are many young ones in the body of Christ who need to be nurtured, loved and taught by you.
“But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body: and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord,” Colossians 3:14-16.
So I encourage you today to seek out a child (a young one in the Lord) that you can pour into. One that can be encouraged and edified. One that can be instructed in the word of God. The Kingdom of God is growing and maturing and by you pouring into others, you have a part in it.
It’s exciting to see young ones grow! Whether it is a young one in children’s church or an adult who is young in the Lord, seeing a brother or sister excel in the things of Christ and in His word is a joy we all need to have and experience.