Preparing Young Warriors for Battle
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
You may think your child is too young to be a warrior of God, but the Bible says in 1 Timothy 4:12 ‘Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.’ I can testify that children are some of the most powerful warriors of God this world has to offer. To face the world today we need to train our children to be strong in spiritual warfare; to be warriors of God. But where do you start? How is this training done? Churches and their programs are excellent and important, still, the most consistent training for spiritual strength is done at home by you.
- Teach your children daily by example.
- Plan devotionals.
- Read Bible stories.
- Play worship music in your home and car.
- Sing His praise together.
Most importantly: pray with your children. Teaching them prayer is the most supernatural, powerful weapon of spiritual warfare they will ever have. Teach them to speak scriptures to their trials, for the Sword of the Spirit, the Bible, is truth unchanging and the same weapon that Christ Himself used when battling Satan. There is power in speaking God’s Word and there is power in prayer! Teach them to claim the victory of God’s promises, for every promise written is for them—and you! Let them watch you develop your relationship with the Lord and I can say from experience, they will follow you. Here is an example of how this investment can bring great riches in return.
My husband has been laid off for the past eight months. He applies for jobs daily and we both do all we can to support our family during this test. One day I was struggling and could hardly pray. My children had on their “Armor of God” (Eph. 6:10-17) and were ready to assist me in battle. My son, Samuel (8), wrote a note that said, “God will help you.” My daughter Aven (12), wrote in my prayer book, “You will be alright, just keep praying. Hebrews 6:5 ‘After waiting patiently, he received what was promised’. MaCaedyn (9) my youngest girl came and prayed for me with all her heart.
Your children can truly be powerful warriors of God. Do not underestimate the child God has given you, for He has created them for mighty things! It’s never too early to start showing them the way.
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