The Apostle Paul tells us in Romans 8:15 that we have received the Spirit of adoption or the Spirit of sonship by whom we cry out Abba, Father. Paul goes on to tell us that the Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. God the Father wants us to see ourselves as sons and daughters and He wants us to live out of our inheritance. Listen as Pastor Jason compares how sons live versus how orphans live.
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?