It Determines Your Destiny…

My heart fluttered with pride as I watched my grandkids recite a timeline from creation to the present. They also know the future timeline as outlined in the Bible, revealing the 2nd coming and reign of Christ. This memorization and knowledge of history, coming from a group of home-schooled “Classical Conversation” elementary kids could put college grads to shame. I know I couldn’t compete with them!

 

Kids Reciting Timeline

Kids Reciting Timeline

But do you know what gets my heart to fluttering even more? The historical timeline that they know, begs to ask, “Where do you fit in and what is your destiny?” Ask yourself, “Where am I on the timeline? And for what purpose?” In Ephesians 2:10, the Bible says that we were created to do the works of God, and that means our destiny comes from Him.  I look at my grandkids and their group of friends, and I tell them, “You are here for such a time as this!” (Esther 4:14b)

One of our classes in the Supernatural School of Ministry is called, “Generational Destiny”.   Last week, I rewrote the presentation with five-to-nine year olds in mind and challenged them with the concept, “We are each born in the timeline of God’s story.” We looked at God’s timeline, including the future He outlines in the Bible, and I asked them, “Where are you on this timeline?”   We discussed the great heroes of the faith, including some from today like Billy Graham. We asked the “what if” question on each of these heroes: “What if John the Baptist came five years later?” “What if Moses had refused? What if he was born 100 years earlier?” “What if Mary had said, “No, that’s Impossible?” You get the idea…

Then I asked the children, “So what about you? What is your destiny? We may not know in full right now, but we do know that God has given you gifts of faith, prayer, healing the sick, hearing His voice, and much more.  How are you living out your destiny even now?”

Generational Blessing    Our great heroes of the faith all had parents and mentors training them and preparing them for their destiny.  Did they know in full? Probably not. But what they did know, they passed along to the next generation so that when the time came, their children were ready to recognize and accept the call.

Consider Peter and Andrew’s parents. How did they train their boys so that when they became men, they recognized John the Baptist, and then Jesus. They were born at the right time and the right place to fulfill their God-given destiny in the timeline, advancing the Gospel.

There have been so many times at Christmas, when I’ve pondered what did Mary Know?

NativityPicture.jpg~c100 In fact, Mark Lowry’s song, “Mary did you know…” reflects my thoughts.

(Listen to it here).

In the meantime, here is the first versed:

  Mary, did you know

  That your baby boy will one day walk on water?

Did you know

That your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?

Did you know

That your baby boy has come to make you new?

This child that you’ve delivered

Will soon deliver you

 Consider this, there is timing to our birth and our place on God’s timeline. There is timing to the ones we are raising. It is time to fill them with anticipation for the second coming of the Lord. It’s time to train them to know the Light of the world and to be the light. As our world grows darker, they will be able to live in the light. You were born for such a time as this. You were born to mentor the next generation, to pour into them so that they are so in love with Jesus that they can stand against evils of the day.

Are you stirred for more training? I am available to teach Generation Destiny and any parts to our Supernatural School of Ministry. OR you can resource the school from this website. Be sure to use my code — Kimitn13 — at the check out for a 10% discount.

http://kidsinministry.org/resources/more-stuff/generational-destiny-sscm-5/

Can I put a PS onto a blog? Well – here goes!  I recently heard a song, “Where is the line for Jesus?”    This is a song that compares the lines for Santa to the desire to see Jesus. Of course a Santa, in costume is a tangible figure that can give hugs. It became my prayer that during our prayer times with kids, that they would be able to tangibly experience Jesus and be eager for more of Him.

CREDITS: Pamela Ayers wrote and taught the original Generational Destiny and Becky Fischer has adapted it for the school.