Thursday, January 8, 2009

wite-out series: sermon one.

tonight really pulled on my heart strings. during praise and worship i watched all the young people swarm the altar and couldn't help but think about how much my life has changed in the short amount of time its been since i was their age. i thought through the different problems i have taken to that altar. wow they've changed. but thats how life goes...

then came altar call. tonight's service was about how God can "wite-out" the blemishes on our hearts so that we can go to heaven. we just need to ask for forgiveness and repent. the altar call was for people who felt that there was something in their life they needed to let go and get rid of. as youth staff we go and stand in the front of the sanctuary and the youth can come pray and talk with us if they wish. well tonight i had two girls come pray with me about the physical aspect of relationships. it broke my heart to see these girls i love so much battling the same struggles i did. it was really tough for me but at the same time, its exactly why i feel called to be youth staff. i want them to know that they really aren't alone. they don't have to feel alone when they are having problems. i am so happy i decided to be youth staff. most wouldn't have recommended it right before facing a deployment. actually they tell you not to try not to take on any extra responsibilities but its so worth it. these teenagers have so much potential...

1 comment:

Julie said...

I agree. That's why I love youth ministry. Because the teens really do have amazing potential. I love you so much sweetie and I'm so glad you're following God's call on your life.