WALKING OUT OUR ENCOUNTERS
WALKING OUT OUR ENCOUNTERS
HURT IN THE CHURCH
One mom messaged me after watching our video saying she sat in the parking lot of Target and wept as she heard God speaking to her for the first time in eight years after getting profoundly hurt in the church. Parents, it’s time to deal with the hurt and come home again!
P.S. Do you have friends who are nursing hurts? Send this link to them in a private message with a word of encouragement that God sees their pain and wants to help them heal.
Video – Hurt in the Church – YouTube
Podcast – Hurt in the Church by Lisa Max – Let the Children Fly! (anchor.fm)
TELL ME A STORY
I encourage you to embrace this activity as part of your family connection time. Children love hearing stories, and there is something so life-giving about hearing stories about your family members.
Spend some intentional time thinking of your own childhood stories, as well as those of your parents and grandparents.
Gather the children, perhaps over a fun dinner, cup of hot cocoa, or all piled on the bed, and tell them a story.
Maybe you will want to draw a question out of a hat, or maybe you will want to make it a part of your bedtime routine for a while? Either way, just make sure you are passing down the family stories; even those that feel trivial will teach a child about where they came from.
Some great ideas to share with your kids would be a time you:
- Were proud of your achievements
- Got in big trouble
- Traveled somewhere fun
- Teased your sibling
- Had fun with friends
- Felt scared
- First met Jesus
- Moved into a new home
- Met a new friend
Pass on the stories you were told about your parents and grandparents – where did they live, go to school, what did they do for work, how did they meet and marry?
In this five-minute message, I share the importance of passing the stories onto your children from their generational line: What’s My Story by Lisa Max – Let the Children Fly! (anchor.fm)
ALL HELL BREAKING LOOSE
Sometimes when it feels like all hell is breaking loose, it is because there is a part of hell that needs to be broken loose. This is not the time to endure; it is the time to rise up and fight with your spiritual authority and tools. This is the time to expose what the enemy is doing and bring it into the light.
P.S. Have you ever noticed that ‘all hell breaks loose’ at the wrong time? Like when you are trying to walk out the door, you are late for something, or in front of others? Yep. That is on purpose so that you will be too distracted or pressured to take the time to deal with it.
Video – All Hell Breaking Loose – YouTube
Podcast – All Hell Breaking Loose by Lisa Max – Let the Children Fly! (anchor.fm)
Over and over, I have met with parents who had to experience tough things growing up. What made it traumatic was not the event but how those around them responded to the event. How you respond can be the difference between a hard event and childhood trauma.
Trauma is not in the event, but the response by Lisa Max – Let the Children Fly! (anchor.fm)