Powerful things can come in little packages. A few Wednesday nights ago, my sweet K – 1st graders and I were discussing David. When David was a shepherd boy, he killed a lion to protect the sheep. I asked the children if they could guess how David killed the lion, and one little guy said “with a bomb!” I replied that they didn’t have bombs back then. He quickly came back with this response: “God could have made a bomb if He wanted to!” Little, but powerful imaginations!
Albert Einstein famously said that “logic will take you from A to B, but imagination will take you everywhere.” Do I live daily believing God can do anything, and that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is at work inside of me? I want to, and am always encouraged and challenged with the imaginations of our children. I honestly wonder how many imaginary friends might really be the Holy Spirit… just a thought. We don’t need to grow out of our vivid imaginations, and we should encourage our children in theirs. How is He going to do more than we can imagine if we don’t engage ours?
It is so important that we train our little ones up to know that they are already powerful. They have the same Holy Spirit as we do. They can hear God and they can pray for miracles. In fact, their little hearts are so pure, that they have next to nothing hindering their prayers.
In order to have a culture of power in our homes and church, we have to be intentional about equipping our very own children to walk in power. We also have to be aware of the fact that they can help equip us. I recently heard that culture isn’t culture until it shows up in the children. Let’s partner together for the atmosphere of Heaven in ourselves and our kids! My favorite preacher (my husband) says that “agreement establishes the house”. We have the privilege of establishing power in our homes and carrying it into our church home. These children are the future of the church, and need to know they can walk in miracles now. They may be little – but they are powerful!