Do you know how old your spirit is? What about your child? Grandchildren?
What is your baby’s spirit doing when he/she awakens, inconsolable at 4 a.m.?
Drumroll. . .please.
Age of Spirit
The amazing detail about this is that our children are not age-limited in their ability to grow in relationship with the Father or in wisdom.
So, that’s the quest we’ve been on–learning how to develop the spirit because we are all children of the Father, even if we are parents or grandparents. From there, learning and implementing how to best nurture and develop the spirits of our children.
There’s a whole section of Perfect Peace devoted to unique details of recognizing and parenting spirit reactions in our children.
When we first had our sons, I began searching for material on how to recognize and handle spirit reactions. I couldn’t find the book I was looking for. In our journey, we met Arthur Burk who trailblazed understanding of the human spirit and nurturing the spirits of babies in the womb. From this point, I understood the Father had been teaching me about the very subject I was searching for!
Pure Joy was co-authored with Arthur Burk and is an entry level book into nurturing the spirits of babies in the womb, although the subjects that are addressed are not age-specific. So, adults use this book as well. It makes a great shower gift for new mothers as it is an easily digestible book on the concept of nurturing the spirit.
Awake at 4 a.m.?
“Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.” (Psalm 8:2, KJV) The NIV states “ordained praise.”
Almost two year old Victoria* awoke inconsolable at 4 a.m. For parents with demanding work and school schedules, an interrupted sleep schedule makes a long day almost unbearable.
Thankfully, they had nurtured Victoria’s spirit, and so they figured something was going on besides her strong will to be up and at the day, or a tantrum to see her parents ahead of her brothers.
They soldiered through. Come to find out, Victoria’s grandmother, and several perceptive believers were all awakened at 4 a.m. that same day which turned out to be a day attacks occurred in Jerusalem in 2015.
Even little Victoria, young though she is, could perceive in the realm of the spirit, and awoke crying for Jerusalem. The Father “ordained strength” through her spirit’s cries.
As adults, we often cope with sleeplessness or early awakenings. So many of those are calls to prayer. Sometimes we know what we’re called to pray for, and sometimes not (we can always pray YOUR KINGDOM come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven), but the Father is calling the children and infants to prayer as well.
Parents who embrace the learning curve to nurture their children’s spirits will address these situations in a different—and more effective way.
copyright, Crystal Wade, 2016