Romans 8:15 says, “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’”
Through Christ’s death on the cross, we are allowed access into God’s family. He adopts us as His children. What great news!
These words are easier to know and accept for children, but what about when our kids grow into adults? It is easy to forget who our holy parent is; a parent who willingly chose to call us His own.
Teach your kids that not only did God choose to welcome us into his family, we get to choose Him too. Encourage them to always choose to allow the Spirit to dwell within them.
The Holy Spirit might be a difficult subject to broach with children, but it doesn’t have to be. The best way for children to understand the Holy Spirit is experiencing Him for themselves. Emulate a spirit-filled life and, more than likely, you will have kids who seek spirit-filled lives, too.
Michelle S. Lazurek is an award-winning author, speaker, pastor's wife, and mother. Winner of the Golden Scroll Children's Book of the Year, the Enduring Light Silver Medal and the Maxwell Award, she is a member of the Christian Author's Network and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She is also an associate literary agent with Wordwise Media Services. For more information, please visit her website at michellelazurek.com.
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