WHEN TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT SPEAKING IN TONGUES, we tell them they don’t have to worry–they can’t “make a mistake.” Kids, like adults, are many times intimidated to speak out in front of other people for fear they will “do it wrong,” or look foolish. So I tell them, “Even if you did make a mistake, the rest of us would never know it because you have your own personal prayer language none of us can understand.” Most of the time it puts them at ease, and they have their break through.
What do I mean that they have their own private prayer language? I can’t prove this from scripture or scientifically. But I have my own theory. There are no two snowflakes that are the same. Everyone has their own unique fingerprints. Even our voices are completely unique from any other person on earth proven by science. No two tigers have the same pattern of stripes on their bodies, and no two giraffes have the same spots as any other.
The list can go on and on. So it’s not a stretch to believe that each of us have our own private prayer language to speak to God in that no one else but God can understand. If no else can understand them, then neither can the Devil, and it becomes an amazing gift and tool God has given to us to pray perfect prayers to Him as the Spirit gives us utterance.
Talk to you kids about this. Then pray in the Spirit together on a regular basis. This is one way you can disciple your children in the home.
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