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August 13, 2008

Don’t Quench the Spirit

Have you ever tried to explain this concept to your children?

We have a little devotion book that we started and the lesson for today was from 1 Thess. 5:19 “Do not quench the Holy Spirt of God.”

What was helpful was the boys were told to get dressed for the day and they were disobedient and didn’t follow directions.

After they got dressed, we did our devotion on Quenching the Spirit. I asked them if they ever start to do something and then hear a still small voice telling them to STOP? They all said yes. I told them that’s God’s way of┬ádirecting them to do what is right.

I told them that quenching the Holy Spirit would be disobeying that still small voice of God and ultimately making God sad. This was the best application of this verse that I could think of – can you think of anything else?

I then asked them why we want to make sure we don’t make God sad. And Brandon, my 6 year old said “Because he made all the clothes even before we were born or any of the people were born – he made all the clothes in the world.”


Oh well, at least he got the first part.

We ended with Bralon praying that we listen to the voice of God when he gives us directions.

Increasing in Him,

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One Response to “Don’t Quench the Spirit”

  1. Etienne Marais Says:
    May 11th, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Reacently I read a letter in the TV Plus where a reader spoke up against Harry Potter. As a Christian I wish to state that the Bible clearly tells us to have nothing to do with witchcraft.
    When I was 14 years old I had the most terrible experience. For a long time I heard voices that repeated over and over:’Harry must go.’ As a Christian I would like to warn people who are crazy about Harry Potter. Rather stay away before you also have to experience the trauma that I did.
    I am praying for the salvation of everyone involved with Harry Potter some way or another. I’ve also sent e-mails to some of them to tell them that God loves them and that I will keep on praying for their salvation.