God gave me two words to start the year (I asked Him for one!) – Ask and Exult. My word became Askxult – the act of giving praise in the same breath of petition. The act of giving thanks in the midst of seeking.
The word God gave me for youth in Arizona is “Travail”. Change happens when we travail in prayer. Are you travailable? Do you have travailability? Galatians 4:19
The Book of Ezekiel continues to speak to me about youth ministry.
Ezekiel 2:10 And he spread it before me and it was written within and without and there was written therein lamentations and mourning and woe.
Ezekiel 3:10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my wrds that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.
Ezekiel 9:3-4 And the glory of the Lord of Israel was gone up from the cherub whereupon he was to the treshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writers inkhorn by his side. And the Lord said to him, go throughout the midst of the city through the midst of Jerusalem. And set mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
God has given us the message of salvation to instill in the hearts of children.
How can you spread the message succinctly?
Smile and give somebody a peace sign as you say: "It's good to see ya!"
Within the Alpha and Omega are the in-between's and the before's and the after's.
Begin with the end construct in mind, even the Benjamites looked good in the end.
“Where does my help come from, my help comes from the Lord. Ps 121:1-2
My hope comes from Him. Ps 62:5
We are urban deliverers. We are salvationists. We are travailers. We teach longsuffering as the key to compassionate commitment in youth ministry
Salvation comes from the Lord. Jonah 2:9
There were many deliverers n the tribe of Benjamin in the big picture over a long period of time. However there were also many dogs and sexually moral were outside of salvation with no understanding of revelation and the tribe was almost annihilated after the concubine was killed. That disgusting record of events is told in Judges 19 -21
“In the beginning” - “Amen.”
“God created the heaven and the earth” - “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.”
“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep” - “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”
“And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” - “He which testifieth these things saith.
Surely I come quickly. Amen.”
There is a murder “ Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”
There is a lie - “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”
There is destruction - “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”
Please let us know if you have any thoughts or questions. Thanks for your time. Go do something nice for somebody.
Jesus loves you and so do we - JLYASDW