This weekend I took part in the County Wide Disciple Now and experienced something that I can’t put into words, but I’m going to try.
Friday night at the first worship I could see God working in everyone. DPB came and was awesome. The crowd at the front was really getting into the music. The worship band was awesome. When Adam, the speaker came onto the stage, everyone was hanging onto every word from the start.
He talked about when you go looking for something, you can make yourself find it. If you are expecting to find happiness in anything other than God, you usually will, but it is the wrong kind of happiness you should be experiencing. People are trying to fill their lives with anything that will give them immediate satisfaction. What they are missing is nothing will be able to fill that void except God. No matter how hard they will try, it will still feel as if something is missing.
Every time you fill your life with ungodly things of this world you only push yourself away from God and hurt yourself. People, God is waiting for us with open arms wanting you to just turn around and run to him. He doesn’t care what you have done in the past. He sent his son to die for everything you and I have, are, and will do wrong in our lives. The thing is, you can’t just expect and angel to come and tell you this. God shows us everyday how beautiful he is. The sunset Friday night was amazing. The pinks against the blue was breathtaking and the sad thing is that some of us missed it or have forgotten it. Please tell me who else could create such a beautiful place. If we would just open our eyes to the things around us, we will find his hand in a lot more.
Sometimes we always ask God to do this for me, to help me, tell me what I should do. HE HAS! He has the Bible written for all these kinds of things. The thing is that we have not opened his word to read what it says. How can we ask for answers when we haven’t tried to find the words he has ALREADY given to us? We live in a nation where we can OWN a Bible. We should be using it a lot more than we do- reading, teaching, and sharing however we can. Friday night was a great way to start the weekend.
Saturday morning we sang a song that everyone knows; Mighty to Save. I have sung this song so many times that I know it backwards and forwards. This is good except that I have been missing what it says.
Everyone needs compassion, a love that’s never failing
Let mercy fall on me.
Everyone needs forgiveness; the kindness of a savior
The hope of nations.
Savoir he can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save he is mighty to save
Forever Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave
Did you see that? My God can MOVE MOUNTAINS! I don’t know about you, but sometimes lift a 50 pound box and Jesus can MOVE MOUNTAINS? Yes, he can. He needs to be served like this too. Even if we think we have a good relationship with God, it can get better; it needs to get better. Never be ok in your walk with Christ.
The next day focused on being ‘fake Christians.’ Adam talked about how we can seem like we have it all together but really we are still holding onto that one sin we don’t want to give up. We can say I don’t do this, this or this but it doesn’t matter. It’s the same as doing all of them if we are pretending to be ok with God.
Also, we can come to church every Sunday and Wednesday night because it is the thing to do and you want to be seen at church. That’s great but the people that really need God aren’t at church. They are on the street, in school, at work, the grocery store. It does no good to go to church if you don’t show it. The people who look at us at school don’t see how we worship on Wednesdays; they don’t see us falling on our knees in prayer asked for God’s forgiveness even though we don’t need it. People are watching us, Christians, everyday waiting for us to slip and mess up. Then they can point to us and say, I don’t need to go to church because that guy who goes to church does the same thing. Why would I go to church if you do those same things as me on Friday nights? We need to do everything in our lives for God so people will be able to see what kind of life we live.
This weekend was awesome. I got to see two people in my youth group get saved. I saw many others accept Christ for the first time. People rededicating their lives. Worshipping. Praising. Serving. Happy Crying. Singing. Fellowshipping. This was great, but the thing is, it shouldn’t have to take a disciple now for everyone to act like this. We should be doing this on daily basis. Let’s not let it stop because the weekend is over. Let’s keep it going.
God never stops; why should we?