8.10.2009

When I Think of You . . .


Have you ever had a song that you don't want in your head, IN YOUR HEAD. The song "When I Think of You" by Janet Jackson has been running through my mind throughout the day. It takes me back to my Junior High days as a Boiling Springs Bulldog. Anyway, the reason I thought of the song in the first place was for the title itself. Over the past few weeks I have been so thankful for those who surround me and share the same vision for teens. I was reminded of this verse: Ephesians 1:3-6

"3 Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. 4 Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, 5 for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. 6 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns."

There is no way I could list everyone I am thankful for, for fear of leaving someone out. I will say I encountered an awesome church led Converge service at church last night. Our high school and college students shared about what God did through them during our retreat in Tennessee. Can you believe we were actually doing Jumping Jacks in church and we're not even pentecostal. LOL These teens were really with the leaders and didn't hold back on things they were dealing with, more importantly they didn't hesitate to give them to God.

One highlight for me was to see our students recreate the "Lifehouse - Everything" skit that has been receiving so many hits on youtube. The drama is powerful in itself but to know what the actors are going through personally makes is so much stronger. Also, we posted notes from our sessions all over the back wall of the church and while walking by them, I began to cry as I saw them pour out their lives in the sessions. To each student and leader who went on the trip, thank you for ministering to me. Finally, we had a great middle school fellowship afterwards at the Griffith's home. I see SO MUCH potential when i look at them. Right now they are patient and faithful. God is going to reward them in due time. Our future looks really bright. If you have a second, please for our teens, leaders and church.