God spoke to me last night. You’re reading this right now (if anyone is reading this) because God spoke to me last night! It was very late and I was jumping around the web, reading various articles and blogs on Children’s Ministry. Usually I’m surfing the web doing research and looking for fresh ideas, but last night I was more obsessed with finding out who was blogging all things children’s ministry. There were definitely more bloggers than I expected to find, but certainly not enough. I went to be determined that I was going to start blogging right away.
The first email I sent out this morning was to my church communications director and my fellow children’s pastors (I’m at a multi-site church). I told them that as soon as possible, I wanted to launch a children’s ministry blog as a resource to parents. We had just talked the day before about more dynamic content on our website, such as letters from the children’s pastors every week. With the three of us contributing on a regular basis, we could provide a great deal of information for the parents we served. Inspired from my web surf the night before, all I knew was that I needed to start blogging right away. I asked my fellow children’s pastors to hold me accountable to begin and maintain a consistent schedule of writing.
Then tonight I taught the 3-5th grade small groups for kid’s session. I was reviewing last week’s lesson on how to hear God’s voice. I had taught practical ways on how to hear God’s voice, such as how he speaks to us through his word, through other people, through circumstances and the like. As I was reviewing this with the kids, it hit me like a ton of bricks, and then I blurted it out to the kids. I said, “Last night God spoke to me through the internet!” I got a lot of funny looks. I said it again. I then shared how a year ago after finishing my masters, I committed to myself that I would begin writing. It’s one of the main reasons I got my masters. Great knowledge combined with a decade of experience equals a lot of really great things to write. But I haven’t written anything (other than message series and curriculum). Last night reading all these blogs both inspired me and convicted me. Last night God spoke to me through the internet. As a result the kids learned how God will speak to us through a variety of methods. As a result, I am now writing this. As a result, I’ll start sharing great knowledge learned combined with a decade of experience. God willing, it will be just what somebody out there needs!
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