Saturday, September 26, 2015

Class of 2016

The Class of 2016

I have been so blessed over the last two years to serve as a high school youth leader at Salem Baptist Church in Apex, NC. I am thankful that God gave me this opportunity to pour into these young adults lives. {they aren't kids} Not just this Senior class but all high schoolers. From Wednesday night youth group, to Sunday morning BFGs, lock-ins, summer camps, mission trips, VBA (Vacation Bible Awesomeness), community groups and just the opportunity to meet for lunch or coffee and talk about what God is doing in their lives. 

They pushed me outside my comfort zone and taught me to trust in where God has me. That could be in North Carolina or in Haiti. Be content in all circumstances. Trust in Him. Serve where He has you.

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." 
{Matthew 28:19}

"To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His footsteps." 
{1 Peter 2:21}

"Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground." {Psalm 143:10}

Dear Class of 2016,

I am so proud of you and who each of you have become. You all have had such an impact on my life and I can not thank you each enough. They way you have supported and encouraged me over the past two years has been way past your years. I am confident in how God is going to use each of you for His glory in the future. But just remember, you don't have to be old, graduated from college, have a family, or a ton of money to be able to serve Him and live your life for Him. Continue to do what you're doing and telling your friends about the One who you believe in and chase after. 

I love you guys! 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." - Matthew 6:33-34

Don't you worry 'bout a thing

Don't you worry 'bout a thing, mama

Who would have thought that a Stevie Wonder song and Matthew 6:34 would say the same thing? "Do not worry". We have all told someone this at some point in our lives. "Don't worry, I can get that." "Don't worry, it will all work out the way it's suppose to." Or even, "Don't worry, God will take care of it all". We say these statements so often, but how often do we actually believe them and live them. 

We have been doing a study in the college/young adult group at my home church about determining what the will of God is in our lives. It has been an awesome time of really digging into scripture and seeing what it says about this. 

I have wanted to know what the will of God is for my life for a long time. Some people do not want to know, or at least say they don't want to know. I however, 100% would like to know. I have never had one of those cool stories where I just knew God wanted me to do something specific. But, what if I decided to just live everyday for Him? Then it wouldn't really matter where I was, what I was doing or any other excuse we try to give for not going and doing right this minute!

So is it Gods will for my life for me to be in Haiti? I am not sure. I do know that scripture gives us a perfect picture of what Gods will is for our lives...

"go and make disciples of all nations." (Matthew 28:19)
"to look after the orphans and widows." (James 1:27)
"love your neighbor as yourself." (Mark 12:31)

Make disciples, care for orphans and widows, love those around us. Can't we do that anywhere? In Apex, North Carolina, at our work, Africa, Asia, in our schools, within our family or even in Haiti. 

There is no need to wait to find out what Gods will is. He has already told us. 


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