1 Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, love, in faith and in purity.
Yesterday was youth Sunday at our church (The Heights Baptist Church), and our youth absolutely knocked it out of the ballpark! As one of our youth pastor’s said, “The youth took over the church!” They were in charge of directing traffic, greeting, leading worship and even giving the sermon.
It was an amazing day and it blessed my heart to see so many young people stepping up in front of such a large crowd of people. It took a lot of hard work, practice and confidence to perform in front of a crowd that size! It t also ook passion and a desire to serve Christ.
Below is a picture of Daniel Rose as he gave the sermon.
These next two pictures are the youth praise band leading worship.
And here is my son singing and playing the banjo….I didn’t even know he could play the banjo!
Over the last few weeks I have received many graduation cards and party invitations. It has caused me to reminisce back to that time in my life. Regrettably, I was not in the same place as many of these young men and ladies I watched yesterday.
I wasn’t interested in leading in church, listening for God’s direction about my future or anything remotely close. Instead, I was busy making my own plans. As a result, I took quite a few detours off of His path for me and even a couple of lengthy road trips!! Which as you can imagine, ended up causing a great deal of pain and suffering in my life.
I only wish I could have possessed one tenth of the wisdom they seem to have at such a young age. As many of them are getting ready to embark on a new chapter in their life they are equipped with the most precious tool known to man… a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
My prayer is they will continue to seek God in every decision they make, every friendship they choose to cultivate, and every path they decide to follow.
However, even as an adult I need to remind myself to stay on God’s path and not my own. It is easy for me to get side tracked trying to make things go my way instead of being patient and waiting on His plan and His perfect timing!
Lord, thank you for the blessings that follow when I choose to stay on your path.