Family time devotionals and the following conversations between my grandson, my wife and me can be quite interesting …
Today’s conversation centered around making time to hear God’s still small voice. For a nearly-ten-year-old that time can come through the Christian music and episodes of Odyssey he listens to, by meditating on short passages of Scripture, thru his conversations with my wife and me about things of the faith and the spirit, and by realizing that prayer is actual more about listening than speaking.
What might you add as ways for a child to hear the voice of God?
So currently my grandson is suffering from an obsession with all things electronic … he will literally bounce from computer to TV to Nintendo Wii absolutely all day long … and he totally freaks when those more senior and in authority choose to disrupt and derail his obsession …
So my wife tried to introduce the concept of BUSY or Burdened Under Satan’s Yoke … to reveal how his obsession with electronics was distracting him from the main thing … his relationship with Christ Jesus.
What we failed to consider … not many nearly-ten-year-olds know what a yoke is or how it is used … so a new tact was in order …
“You understand that Satan doesn’t really care if you choose him, he just want to distract you from Christ Jesus and/or your commitment to Christ Jesus.”
“It’s not a matter of choosing Satan or choosing Jesus.”
“It’s a matter of responding to God’s call on your life and being committed to Him … or not.”
“Satan simply wants to undermine your faith or prevent you from ever walking in faith IN Christ Jesus.”
“Your obsession with electronics is a part of the BUSY strategy.”
He seemed to understand that … of course understanding and applying and trusting and depending on Christ in the battle is something else altogether … help him Lord!
Whoever is not with me (Jesus) is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. Matthew 12:30, Luke 11:23 (ESV)
Blessings to you and yours!