It’s so easy to get verbose and use too many words and overexpress (see how I am doing this?) when I speak of a subject that really needs very few words. Here is the thought. The God who is still in the talking business loves to speak to children. But sadly, many if not most of the children in our ministries fail to recognize His voice.
If you and I would be honest, we would admit to seeing the account found in 1 Samuel 3 being repeated today in our ministries. We have classrooms filled with children who haven’t been taught how to hear and recognize God’s voice. If God is still in the talking business (and He is) and the words that He is sharing are powerful, wouldn’t it behoove us to teach our children how to hear and heed that voice?
There’s so much that I could say but it isn’t really necessary. You already know everything that I could share. Let me encourage you to go against the trend in many popular children’s ministries and have some time in your service to be still and quiet. Mother Theresa had it right. “We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence.” It’s in this still and silent time that the children will hear His voice and know that He is God. (Psalm 46:10) Let this be the generation who will declare, “Speak Lord, your servant is listening.”