Seeing children flow with the Holy Spirit comes from recognizing that this is a journey and not an event. It’s not one Sunday or service. As we continue to flow week after week with the Holy Spirit, heaven begins to open, children begin to learn how to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and flow with Him.
To emphasize the importance of keeping on track with the vision of raising up a Holy Ghost generation, allow me to share with you the illustration that I used to wrap up my message “Results Not Typical” from the Thursday night service of our national Ignite the Supernatural Conference last week.
34-year-old Florence Chadwick attempted to swim the 26 mile Catalina Channel (between Catalina Island and Los Angeles) on July 4, 1952. The waters were bitter cold and shark infested. After swimming for 15 hours, a thick fog set in which prevented Florence from being able to see her goal. The fatigue was almost insurmountable. Alongside Florence in one of the boats, her mother and her trainer offered encouragement. They told her it wasn’t much further. But all she could see was fog. They urged her not to quit. She never had… until then. After swimming another hour, she asked to be pulled out. Still thawing her chilled body several hours later, she told a reporter, “Look, I’m not excusing myself, but if I could have seen land I might have made it.” It was not fatigue or even the cold water that defeated her. It was the fog. She was unable to see her goal.
The enemy has an assignment to keep you from seeing the goal set before you. He knows if you can keep your eyes on a children’s ministry that isn’t typical, one that knows how to have demonstrations of the Spirit and power, you will become an unstoppable, undefeatable foe.
Let’s keep the vision before us. Let’s keep on keeping on. This is the generation that will seek His face and flow with His Spirit!