God is always calling your name.
I excitedly read a book cover to cover in one sitting about children hearing God and then set it down. My religious mind told me that they were too young for such complicated spiritual matters. While the information exploded in my heart I longed for the day they would be mature enough to participate in the Kingdom! A few days later, we were all down by a river eating shelled peanuts. Lauren, my eldest twin, asked if she could feed the squirrels. Suddenly, to my own surprise, I heard myself say, “I do not know if it is a good idea or not, go ask Jesus,” and a few seconds later she jumped off the chair to go play. To know Lauren is to know that she is quite strong and bright and she will repeatedly ask and even repackage her question until she gets the answer she desires. She doesn’t just let things go and run off and play without getting her answer. I called her back and inquired if she asked Jesus or not, and what she said rocked my world to the core. She said, “Oh yeah, He said it wouldn’t be a good idea,” and again she bounced off to play. For me, in that moment, the world stopped. Tears streamed down my face; I realized that my baby had just heard the voice of the God of the Universe. I knew in that moment that I was not a single parent but that my children have a Father who is eager to parent them. I took a mental snapshot of what just happened and vowed to the Lord that I would spend the rest of my days on earth tuning my children’s ears to His voice!
If you have followed, Let the Children Fly, for any amount of time you will notice a theme of sharing the stories of people having an issue/conflict, asking Jesus and then walking out the fruit of what He said. Anyone can have a bad day, mess up or create conflict, but as sons and daughters we get to declare, “Look what my Father did.”
I am passionate about YOU cultivating conversations with your Creator. If a parent has a lifestyle of communicating with their Creator, it will become natural for their children. We can’t expect our children to play in the Kingdom if we aren’t modeling it first in our own lives (I didn’t say children can’t hear God unless you do. I said it would not be their go-to if it isn’t something that is the norm in your household).
Let’s face it; life is busy. I know many of you long for greater intimacy with the Lord, yet get bogged down in the day to day busyness of life. I have created a resource to help you. I encourage you to invest in your spiritual hearing and increase your testimonies of what God has to say to you. For three months I will send you text messages at random, unscheduled times. I am confident they will arrive at the ‘perfect moment’ and help you stop for a brief moment and hear what He has to say. The first message will be coming out soon. You don’t want to miss out on this. You can sign up here: https://letthechildrenfly.com/product/god-calling/
If God is the head of our households, then we need to be giving Him more room to speak into the decisions and situations that face our families today.
“Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3.
I hope this week was a blessing to you and has increased your hunger for more of Him. I encourage you to SEND ME your testimonies as I love hearing what God is doing. No testimony is too small and we want to celebrate them all.