Who was the first person who ever talked to you about Jesus? Can you recall who first intentionally invested in your spiritual growth? Do you remember who nurtured your friendship with God? Reflecting on the people God placed in your life when your relationship with him was first forming may motivate you to invest in someone else. We want children to encounter God early in life since childhood is the most advantageous time to shape a person’s relationship with God. Nurturing a child’s great interest and openness to God is particularly powerful because it allows for the early, healthy development of lifelong relational structures needed for an abundant life. Pause and reflect on those who helped you move toward God and reduced the damage from moving away from God. Then reflect on how you can be such an influence in young lives all over the world.

Becky Dietz
Vice President of Training Resources
KidZ at Heart International