Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Higher Calling

Pin It Now! I had another post in mind for today, but sometimes there is something more important to write about. Something that you want to look back on and relive.

Hopefully from the Mr.'s bio you've learned that he is the Youth Director at our church. Every Wednesday night we meet with Junior High and Senior High young adults for youth group. Our youth worship band leads us in praise and worship and typically the Mr. dives right into a message. Then afterwards we play ping pong, shoot pool, throw a football, kick a soccer ball, or just sit down and chat in the cafe. It's good. It's wonderful really. Last night was a different story. Last night was extra powerful.

After the first song, Our God was finished, I felt really impressed to share something God laid on my heart. I asked them, "What if I told you we had ice cream sundaes in the cafe for everyone; toppings like hot fudge, caramel, and cherries?" Their response, as you can imagine any youth's response was, "Yeah!"and "I want one". There were even a few cheers. The next question had a much more riveting response. When asked if that ice cream created them or died for them they were left speechless. They were encouraged last night to worship with an even greater enthusiasm than they had for the ice cream sundaes. Needless to say it set the tone for an amazing night of worship. There were tears, heartfelt youth in worship, and a youth leading another one in a prayer to receive Jesus. I was left with an overwhelming feeling of God's love, His goodness, and His compassion.

 It was a night I will never forget. I am so humbled that God chose me to be along side the Mr. in youth ministry. As I remain a willing vessel for Him to use and continue to be obedient when He nudges me to speak I know we will continue to see the fruit that we saw last night.

Albeit a heavy topic, sometimes it's important to take a break from all the fun, all the material stuff, and refocus on what is truly important in life.  

{If you have any questions about who this Jesus is that I'm talking about I'd love to share with you. Feel free to comment or email me at brittany (dot) thisbeautifullife (at) gmail (dot) com.}

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