Do you know that children can have supernatural encounters just like adults?
At times, they can even be more sensitive to the heavenly realm than adults.
Here are a few things you can do to help the children in your life develop a positive relationship with hearing God — especially through supernatural encounters and dreams!
Encourage children to hear God
Children are incredibly special to God. They are so special that Jesus specifically welcomed and encouraged children throughout His life.
He especially defended the relationship children have with God and instructed adults not to discourage them in their relationship with Him.
… “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”’Luke 18:16–17 NIV.
Jesus even talked about how children have a special connection with God through angels in Heaven!
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven,”Matthew 18:10 NIV.
Help them recognize when it’s God and when it’s not
Children can have nightmares that might be frightening, but there is a good chance they actually have a high calling to fulfill in their life.
A major plan of the enemy is to cause children to have nightmares, so they will grow up fearing the supernatural — both good and bad.
When the enemy attacks in the area of dreams, it shows that this is a potential area God wants to bless and develop with young people.
Pay attention to the tone of the dream. Is it light and colorful, or more dark and shadow-like?
Oftentimes, darker color dreams reveal hidden fears or things that may be trying to stop them from advancing.
Pay attention and listen to children
The best way to help children recognize God’s voice is to listen to them.
Ask them specific questions about what they believe they’re hearing from God.
Encourage your children to openly talk about their dreams, particularly in the morning when it’s easier to remember them more clearly.
Make a habit of asking them at the breakfast table what they dreamed about the night before.
Even begin helping them keep a dream journal. If they can’t write yet, ask them to draw a picture, create a collage or other type of artwork to help them remember their dreams.
It may not be just their imagination
It can be easy to brush children off and dismiss the things they share with us sometimes, but children can hear God now.
They can even have dreams and supernatural encounters … and we can help them understand!
Recognizing children’s dreams will help them fulfill the highest calling on their lives.
Begin keeping track of what the children around you are sharing, and watch as God speaks to you and others through them!
~ Doug Addison
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