REVOLUTION - (noun) - a radical and pervasive complete change in something. Of course, you already knew the definition. After all, you're a Holy Spirit revolutionary, one to be counted with those across our land that will settle for nothing less than a Joel 2 Generation, one willing to make whatever changes that are needed to see this manifest in your boys and girls. With that in mind, let's look at the next insight necessary to usher in this move of God's Spirit.
I will say this upfront ...
In this blog series' logo, I posted "Settling For Nothing Less Than a Joel 2 Generation". I am convinced that is why you are staring at a computer or smart device screen right now. You are a revolutionary longing to see a mighty move of God's Spirit upon the children in your children's ministry. I welcome you back for this sixth insight that will help launch a Joel 2 Generation.
I'll say up front that this One is the Loneliest Number insight isn't one that I have heard taught at a children's ministry conference or read in any children's ministry leadership book or blog post. And, I don't know why ...
There are no ifs, ands, or buts about this. We need a revolution in our children's ministries! Why? Because there is a generation sitting in our Sunday school classrooms, children's church auditoriums, mid-week Bible club rooms that desperately needs both an encounter with Holy Spirit and a constant environment that allows them to develop a relationship with Him. Sadly, in much of today's children's ministries, what is presented each week fails to provide the children these opportunities. This revolution is for those with a cry in their spirit for a change in the way things are done, revolutionaries that know that there is more. And, I'm thankful that you are a part of this revolution.
With that in mind, let me share the next insight that will help launch a Joel 2 Generation of children who knows and flows with the Holy Spirit.
For some readers, the insights that I have shared thus far have caused their brains to go tilt, tilt, tilt. Leaving behind the comforts and security of doing things the way that they have always been done isn't easy. In fact, it can be unnerving. Getting out of the boat and stepping out onto the waters will always bring about what I call the "what ifs". The very instant that a person senses the prompting of the Holy Spirit to do something that they have never done before, the "what ifs" will begin to bombard their mind. The what ifs might include:
* What if this is just me and not the Holy Spirit prompting my actions?
* What if I "park the bus"? What do I do and what do I say?
* What if I don't finish the planned lesson?
Here is a much needed insight ...