One of the most important things, if not the most important thing, we can do for the children in our ministries is to help them know, love and walk with God. It is all too easy to get caught up in the activities we are planning and lose focus of this truth, but the truth is, children have to make this choice to know and walk with God for themselves.
Along with focusing on this important choice, we also have to stay focused on helping children get a true view of God; He is bigger than they think and He does far more than they imagine! Plus, this Big God hears and answers their prayers!
I know I can get distracted by the “things” happening in my life and lose sight of the truth God hears and is big enough to answer my prayers, but, lately I’ve been intentional about focusing on how Big God is and rejoice to know He hears and answers my prayers! Look at these verses in I John 5:14, 15 –
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”
Can you imagine the walk with God children will have if they understand He is big and He hears and answers their prayers?!!! Take time to remind yourself of this truth and then focus on helping the children in your ministry come to know God as the One Who hears and answers their prayers, too!