We all agree that it's important to be aware of popular children's games, activities, movies, trends and toys. By keeping current, kids know that we're tuned into the world they live in. We have a greater opportunity to tell them about the God who knows all about them and their lives and who cares deeply for them. Keeping current also adds incredible power to your teaching. It's one thing to talk about life's disappointments. It's another to describe your feelings when the battery dies on your favourite Nano Bug in the middle of a race- winner takes all. Suddenly everyone is tuned in and you've set the stage to start talking about what God has to say about real life. Check out this short quiz and take your "Current Quotient".
A new chapter in my life... a new blog... a new focus. Opportunities open with new challenges and I'm tempted to see and to tackle each on the basis of my past, what I know I can do. It's natural, it's comfortable... it's limiting. My past is not my potential. God is changing me, growing me and transforming me into the person He wants me to become- this is part of His process. So often, it's not who I am that holds me back, it's who I think I'm not.
Be challenged today in your work with children and with families; move beyond your past achievements. Robert Brault said, "How often in life we complete a task that was beyond the capability of the person we were when we started it." Don't limit yourself or God. Look to new ideas and new solutions to the tasks you must accomplish. Broaden your horizons. Like me, expect God to move you beyond your past and into new territory.