“Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord before Eli. Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, nor had the word of the Lord yet been revealed to him.”
God is about to reveal Himself to the next generation. Whether Samuel is a child or teen, we don’t really know. What we do know is that Samuel was in the right place at the right time.
Parents, it is worth the effort to have your children in places where they are near the Lord’s presence. At home- prayer times, family devotionals, modeled service and ministry to others. At church- worship, Bible Study, VBS, Camp.
Grandparents/seniors, it’s no small task to champion and encourage kids, teens, and their parents in the same kinds of ways. Take time to pray daily and be intentional to have spiritual conversations.
The Kingdom potential and possibilities in these young hearts and lives is as limitless as the Lord Himself.
Will you pray, will you encourage, will you speak truth into their hearts? Will you create opportunities (times and places) for the next generation to “know the Lord”?