Hoist Your Sail!

Hoist Your Sail!

I married into a family of boaters. My husband’s uncle started off with a sailboat. The great thing about sailboats is you don’t need a motor if the wind is blowing. If the wind is not blowing however, your stuck.  A great correlation can be drawn between the wind and the Holy Spirit. When you join the Holy Spirit in where He’s moving/blowing your effort is minimal. When you step out of His wind, you get exhausted real quick. The Holy Spirit is moving in your life and the lives of your kids.  Each week in this blog, I will encourage you to ask what God is doing in your life and the lives of your kids.  My prayer is that you will stop, listen and look long enough to see the affects of the wind and join Him in what He is doing. You don’t have to work harder. You just have to hoist up your sail and allow God to be your power. 

This month in kids ministry we are learning about the Holy Spirit:  

Our big picture question is: “What does the Holy Spirit do?”

Answer: The Holy Spirit helps Christians follow Jesus.

This last Sunday we studied the day of Pentecost from Acts 2.  This coming Sunday we will look at the Bible story of Peter healing a beggar from Acts 3:1-10, 4:5-31. The kids will learn that the Holy Spirit is “the helper”.  He helps us understand and remember everything that Jesus has said. The Holy Spirit gives power to live as God wants us to live. He helps us understand and remember everything that Jesus has said.  The same power that enabled Peter to heal the man who was lame, The power of the Holy Spirit, enables believers today to live on mission for Jesus.  This Sunday your kids will be allowed to participate in an act of compassion. We will give them a chance to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to speak through them as they write a letter to someone they do not know. They will have an opportunity to paint a rock to put with their letter. We are praying the Holy Spirit works through your kids straight to the lives of people in our community who are longing to know God‘s love. 

- Deborah Rowe, Director of Families on Mission

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