I am constantly amazed as I watch many children’s ministry leaders and workers standing in front of children. You can tell by the way that they talk and act that an emergency medical unit would be needed if anything supernatural actually, or better yet, accidentally happened in their service. These leaders and workers have bought into the philosophy that they are “only” children’s ministers. What if anything could happen in a children’s service?
This week, let me share a thought that will change this horrendous mindset. Consider this verse …
Romans 8:11 (New Living Translation)
This verse shows that abiding inside of me (a lowly children’s worker … if you buy into the totally whacked out philosophy) is the VERY SAME Spirit that accomplished the impossible. Residing inside of me is the VERY SAME Spirit that totally thwarted every single plan of Satan as Christ was came out of that grave!
If this is true (and it is!), why in the world should you walk into a ministry opportunity with little or no expectations? With a revelation of God’s Spirit living on the inside of you, you can expect Satan to begin to tweet to all of his imps and cohorts, “Oh NO … he’s back” when your feet enter into the auditorium or classroom. You can rest assured that Satan’s proponents will call an emergency meeting to discuss how they will deal with the damage handed to them through your Spirit-empowered, Spirit-led ministry. Principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, and spiritual wickedness in high places will take note of and tremble at any person (this includes Y-O-U) who is fully aware of the Person and power of the indwelling Spirit of God.
Tell those working alongside of you to take their fingers off of their cell phones. There’s no need to have the emergency medical unit telephone number on speed dial. Now that you are in your RIGHT mind, be ready. That VERY SAME Spirit will begin to make His presence known!