Thursday, September 26, 2013

SYATP 2013

See You at the Pole was yesterday and it was AMAZING! About 50 highschoolers came out to pray and it was just awesome. After we prayed I gave a short word of encouragement. Here is exactly what I said:
This life is a constant struggle of finding our purpose, calling, and destiny. Or so we think. We’re all highschool students. These 4 years about supposed to be about working hard, getting good grades, finding the right college, and picking a major. If you ask around, most seniors don’t know what they’re going to be majoring in, what their future holds, well goodness most don’t even know what their personal essays are going to be about. If you’ve grown up as a Christian, then you’re probably very familiar with Jeremiah 29:11, but have you ever read beyond that? Or maybe you have, but you just haven’t thought about it.

Jeremiah 29:11-13

New International Version (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

God clearly shows us what we need to do in order to find the plans He has for us.

If we go to Proverbs 16 and read verses 1 & 3 it says:

16 To humans belong the plans of the heart,
   but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.
3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
   and he will establish your plans.

Finally I want to encourage you by telling you that God has a great plan for your life. All His plans for you are perfect and planned, you just need to Trust Him. And if you’re anxious, well I have one last passage for that;)

Matthew 6:25-34

New International Version (NIV)

Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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