by Adam Kronberger / Head of School
I began to hear the voice of God at a very young age. Well, I didn’t recognize it was the voice of God until about Junior High School. We had just moved to a new town and I was testing some boundaries in my new school, as well as at home. There was one particular week in which I disrespected multiple school officials.My parents certainly took me to task about it. While I respectfully received my punishment from my parents, I continued to defend myself inside my head. “Who were they to tell me what do do?” “What do they know?”
Of course, even at that age, I knew I was lying to myself. When I quieted my own desperate cries of rationalization, I started to hear this strong conviction that I was in the wrong. I began to understand that my opinion and the opinions of my friends were meaningless in comparison to the respect of my parents and what I knew to be true. Romans 2:15 describes how God communicates with us through our conscious every day of our lives. As we are made in the image of God, it makes sense He would hardwire us to innately know the truth and to understand it once we chose to listen for it.
Many of us desire to hear the audible voice of God, as Samuel did as a youth sleeping in the temple of God (I Samuel 3). Yet we too often fail in simply surrendering to the God-given voice of truth written on our hearts and available to all of us each day. Once we begin to discipline ourselves to be sensitive to surrender to known simple truths, God begins to entrust us with unique words of power, directly designed for our circumstances.
As our children attempt to mature into lifelong believers, they must transition into an authentic faith. They must choose to allow this faith to invade and integrate into every area of their lives. The foundation of faith can be laid through the faithful prayers and mentoring of parents and key partners. Still, a faith that lasts and brings God’s Kingdom upon this earth chooses to hear God’s voice at all times. Pray that this generation of youth listens to God through their God-given consciouses, His Word, and Godly parents and mentors. Once that starting line has been established, the real race can begin full of power and promise!
– Adam Kronberger / Head of School