The Prophetic Life

Thursday, August 23, 2012 Posted by Sara

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I am of the persuasion that God still speaks today.  The ministry of the old testament prophets came to a close with John the Baptist, but through the gift of the Holy Spirit, now all believers have "ears to hear" the voice of their Shepherd.  This reality is made clear to me almost every day by a group of 24 lively children. 

The other day I started our morning by doing a lesson on "What does God think about me?" We looked at some verses from the Bible highlighting God's heart for us:
We are His children. 
We are His Friends.
We are His People.
We are Royal Priests.
We are Valuable.

After talking about the verses, I had the kids sit quietly and listen while I played some worship music.  I simply asked them to ask God what He thought of them, and begin to journal what He spoke to them.

When I asked if anyone wanted to share, one little guy raised His hand and proceeded to share a laundry list of things that God loves about Him:

"God loves the way I color.  God loves to mow the lawn with me. God loves to play with me."

Another young lady shared:

"I saw a picture of a radio. God said I was His heavenly radio and when I sing, I release heaven to those around me."

One girl began to share about how God was telling her how he loved her, then she stopped, and marveling, just said, "isn't it incredible that He bends down to us?"

Yes.  I thought. It’s incredible! It's incredible how much He wants to be known and heard by His children. Speak, Lord, your servants are listening.

"Blessed is the one who listens to me,
    watching daily at my gates,
    waiting beside my doors.
For whoever finds me finds life
    and obtains favor from the Lord" Proverbs 8:34, 35

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