You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11 ESV
Every year, I ask God for a Word for the year. In 2021, the word was “Get Ready”. Considering all the challenges 2021 held, it was a timely word. Sometimes, I struggle to receive the word God wants to give me because so many things distract me. Other times, God gives me the word fairly quickly. I’ve never experienced a word like I did this time. The word God gave me was like a neon sign. Everywhere I looked, I saw the word. Every sermon I listened to and almost every song I heard had the word. It was even written as notes in Christmas cards I received.
The word I received is JOY. 2022 will be a year of JOY. I speak JOY over each of you, your students, and your ministry.
I am looking forward to 2022 in a new way knowing the LORD will fill us to overflowing with His Joy. That doesn’t mean there won’t be trials, but God will overwhelm us with supernatural joy through the trials.
I’m also looking forward to the plans I am currently working on for Revival Fire for Kids. In 2021, Power Tools, quarter 3 of Building Pentecostal Foundations children’s church curriculum, was published. This year, I will be diligently working on quarter 4 as well as holiday curriculum and other resources.
Revival Fire for Kids is fully open, and we’d love to come to your church for a children’s revival, kid’s crusade, teacher training, or children’s ministry consultation. Please contact me at this email if you are interested in learning more.
I’m also starting a new networking for children’s ministers called Ignite. It will be on a monthly subscription with Zoom meetings with other children’s ministers, private Zoom calls, free resources (including curriculum), and monthly teacher training for church children’s ministries as well as opportunities for online Bible studies and yearly retreats. There will be multiple levels to sign up for depending on your needs, and the first month will be free so you can try it out with no obligation. If you have a children’s ministry consultation with me, you’ll receive the advanced level subscription one year for free. I’ll let you know more within the next month or two, and I’ll have a special Zoom info meeting about it. I just wanted to let you know what is coming.
Remember, 2022 will be a year filled with Joy!