I love the resolve found in Daniel 11:32. This verse assures us that:
“… the people who know their God shall prove themselves strong
and shall stand firm and do exploits [for God].”
Daniel 11:32 (Amplified Translation)
There is no question about God’s statement. Those who know Him SHALL … So, the equation is quite simple. KNOW God produces BE strong and STAND firm and DO exploits.
This week, we will pick up the next another teaching segment of our “Children Who Know Their God” teaching series. Again, in this segment we are focusing upon the children knowing God.
Week #6 Get to Know Him Through Prayer
Children get all whacked out when the word “prayer” is used. In teaching this lesson, we stated that prayer may not be what you think it is. We have religified (I know that religified is not a word … but it should be!) prayer into something that has to be done at a set place and/or on a set date and/or in a set posture position and/or using set religious words. In essence, we have hamsterized (again, I know that hamsterized is not a word .. but it should be!) prayer. We showed the kids a video clip from youtube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoYT-fo2ZNY&playnext=1&list=PLD7BDFD472F871040) showing the contained, restrained life of a hamster. Prayer is NOT hamsterized! In teaching this lesson, we showed the unconventional (unreligified) ways that God connected with man through Moses’ interaction with God in the burning bush, David’s connection with God as he tended sheep, and Gideon’s interaction with God in the winepress. We need a “Praying for Dummies” book (great objection lesson prop) to show that we can know God by simply by talking to Him at any time (not just at 8 PM when being tucked into bed) on any day of the week (not just on Sundays) in any place (not just in a children’s church room) while positioned in any position (not just in a kneeling, head’s bowed, eyes closed, hands folded position) and using any words that come from our heart (not just the religified language of church). Prayer is honestly so simple that we’ve needed a lot of help to misunderstand it (and the church has done an excellent job of helping in that matter!). Our theme verse for this lesson is found in Psalms 34:4.