As a human being, there are many voices that influence us, tell us who we are and how we should live (friends at school, television, video games, etc.). All these voices can be good, but they can also be less good. Maybe because of the friends around you, the TV, you don’t find yourself good, not beautiful, not nice enough… It’s easy to be influenced by these voices. We want to have friends, we want to be “cool”, so we listen to the world around us and act according to what others say about us. But there is only one voice that must be listened to and that is the voice of God the Father. He’s the one who created you, so He knows you better than your own parents. He has a wonderful plan for your life and if you listen to others around you and not His voice, you can miss that plan. The Father madly loves you and just thinks beautiful things of you. He wants to talk to you and tell you how much He loves you, how He thinks you are good, smart, kind, etc.
We’re going to do a little exercise together. We will listen to what the Father wants to tell us!
Here are 4 keys to help us hear His voice.
“I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guardpost”
Habakuk was ready to hear God’s voice. Like Habakuk, you must also prepare to hear God’s voice. Put on some soft music. Get away from the others around you. Take a paper and a pencil and write down any thoughts that may distract you. Ex, I wonder what Mom will prepare for dinner, or I forgot to do my math homework…
“There I will wait to see what the Lord says,”
Imagine you’re sitting on a swing in the park and Jesus is sitting next to you. What’s He saying to you? You can ask him a specific question like “What do you think of me?” or “How do you see me?”
“Then the Lord said to me”
God’s thoughts are like a river, they never stop flowing. Don’t analyze anything and listen to what the Father says to you. You can see pictures, small movies or you can even hear phrases in your head. Let it all come to your mind. If it’s positive, it’s certainly God talking to you!
“Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others”
It is important to write down what God tells us so as not to forget it. When you are in a difficult situation, you can then go and reread what God told you and it can do you good!
A good way to start this exercise is to ask the children to ask God: “Father, how do you see me?”
Give children time to write down what they receive and give them the opportunity to share what they have received.