~Thank you for realizing that you are NOT a "babysitting service," you are FORMING little lives during that hour or more that you have them.
~Thank you for realizing that Children can and DO make life-changing decisions to serve Jesus in Sunday school/Jr. church/youth meetings.
Our Kimberly prayed and gave her heart to Jesus when she was 3 in the children's service during our camp. WE SAW A HUGE CHANGE IN HER ATTITUDE! She was a different girl from that day on. It was unbelieveable!
~Thank you for realizing that when a child gives themselves to God, they have their entire life before them to give to Him.
D. L. Moody once said, "2 and 1/2 souls were saved last night." Someone else remarked, "2 adults and one child?"
"No," said Moody, "It was two children and an adult. The children have their whole lives to live for Christ, while the adult has come with half of his life."
~Our Kimberly, Sarah, Noah, Elijah, and Mary.~
~Thank you for realizing that the music you use will probably be the music IN THE MAIN CHURCH tomorrow! Thank you for being CAREFUL to use music that will glorify God and not man!
~Thank you for realizing that our children/youth do not have to be entertained to pieces. Thank you for Giving them some meat (God's Word, Godly Examples) to chew on, and not just jokes, and froth.
(A young lady I know recently got up and left in the middle of a Holiness youth meeting, VERY Disappointed that the minister was just joking the entire time. The next day she was VERY happy that another minister earnestly urged the young people to seek GOD and there was a SERIOUS time of youth praying and giving their hearts to God!)
~Thank you for realizing that life is all about PREPARING for HEAVEN. One never knows when will be the last time that they get to minister to that child/young person. (Death is NO respecter of age/persons.)
~Thank you for realizing that God is using YOU to change the lives of our children. Our prayer is that you Spend MUCH TIME WITH AND STAY CLOSE TO HIM, so that you can keep re-charged.