Purpose: Teaching the students how to follow the guidance of the Lord, and why they might want to.
Method: Have them experience the feeling of accepting guidance, and discovering that it is easier to be guided if you are already moving. The Story from the Bible is 1 Samuel 25, the Story of a Women of Honor (Abigail) doing what was right for God, by being courteous to one of God's people, David.
The section of the story that explains how Abigail was led to David is 1 Samuel 25:32- 35 (ESV) ~ And David said to Abigail, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me! Blessed be your discretion, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodguilt and from working salvation with my own hand! For as surely as the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, who has restrained me from hurting you, unless you had hurried and come to meet me, truly by morning there had not been left to Nabal so much as one male.” Then David received from her hand what she had brought him. And he said to her, “Go up in peace to your house. See, I have obeyed your voice, and I have granted your petition.” This section is not the only one you are going to read, but it is the one you are going to teach as the proof of "being lead by the Lord."
Opening Drill: Guiding You #1
You put the blindfolded student on the starting point, tell the guides to prod the blind folded one to the ending point without talking or leaning on them, but by only using the tip of the noodle as a guide. Place the other students in the class between the starting and ending point, and say Go. Watch what they do to get the blind folded one moving. Stop the game when the arrive or touch one of the seated students.
Explaining the Drill - As the students if they noticed how the blindfolded ones were encouraged to start moving. Ask if they know what would happen if the blind folded one never moved, or if they were reluctant to start moving at the beginning of the game. Ask if it is easier to guide someone who is already moving, or someone who is fighting you by not moving.
Explain to them that people are a lot like this game. When we are unsure, we would rather hide, or wait for instructions. It is very hard to teach or guide someone who is waiting to start, because you have to spend all your energy on just getting them to move. In physics this is call inertia. You must over come the static objects inertia just to get started. (You might want to tell them a story of having to move a car that would not start, and how hard it is to get it moving, but how easy it is to keep in moving and to turn it, once it is rolling. I used to park my VW in the 70's on a hill if I was having a bad battery week, and that way, I would just have to start it rolling, then jump in, and pop the clutch.)
Then tell them God is much like this as well. He expects us to use our own abilities to determine what is right or wrong, to follow our hearts, but to stay aware of his prodding us, once we start moving. It is hard for God to guide us anywhere, if we are waiting for him to start us moving. We must start moving, then he can guide us. (If you have an example in your life where you recognized God moving you in a direction once you had started a project, now is a good time to share it with them.) Pray for them and you to be open to God's suggestions, and to have the courage to walk in the right direction or any direction, rather than letting fear control our actions, causing us to wait.
Read Samuel 25 to them, giving many breaks to explain or act out parts of the story, to keep them engaged. I Sometimes have them read a sentence, then interpret it in a loud or funny voice. Sometimes, if it is obvious, I just repeat it, sometimes I put it into children's speak.
Once you have read the story, and answered questions they have asked, you should ask some of your own.