Spend your greatest amount of energy loving God and pursuing His nature, likeness and presence.
Whatever you have left over use it loving others with a supernatural affection. Seek to see what God sees in them.
Mind your own business. Everything else is garbage. If you still need something to do… watch TiVo… or read a book.
On a Wednesday night, late in the month of January, the year 2004, I “asked Jesus into my heart” as the young preacher put it. It was a youth service in the main sanctuary of a church that I was attending for the first time.
Months later I would secretly dream of one day teaching young people the way this man did (not that I ever actually would). Battling insecurities and feelings of unworthiness to be any sort of “called”, I attended and graduated from Bible College.
Today, March 18, 2011, I sat in my office, with my Bible, and studied. I prepared the first of many messages that I will share with this AMAZING group of young people. Thinking to myself, all the while… this is my job?
Overwhelmingly honored. Slightly scared. Incredibly excited.
Lord, I remember dreaming and hoping; I don’t remember asking… but, THANK YOU, for just knowing and answering.