2 Timothy 1: 7 “God did not give us a Spirit of timidity but a Spirit of power, of love and self-discipline.”
After we had some personal time with God…after had a really good time of prayer-thanking him for many, many things…after we sang together and then Pearce Perry challenged us from the Word on unity…
Then we shared Timothy 1: 7.
You have to understand that serving in the city is different from our County…I know we all know that…but you just can’t ever prepare a team completely for that until they experience it. And when part of our team went to Inner City Impact yesterday…it was really difficult. The kids didn’t listen…ICI changed the plan…it was hard. AND to our student’s credit, they moved through the day very well.
Then Tuesday happens…the students get challenged with 2 Tim. 1: 7…to serve in GOD’s power…to share HIS love with these kids and the leaders they are working with…AND after a long night of cleaning up water…we had to have the self-discipline to stay focused.
AND OH MY OH MY did they ever! We had an amazing 2nd day! Kids were prayed with…kids were loved on…families were prayed for on the streets…it was a very sweet day.
What is the lesson here? When we struggle…fight through…use your self-discipline to help you persevere…and then regroup and GO into action!! AND OUR STUDENTS DID!
Let me close with this story…a kid came up to one of our students and said “today is the second time I have ever prayed in my life. And the first was yesterday!” Our student talked with them and prayed with them…it was so precious. This child is taking steps closer and closer to Jesus!
KEEP PRAYING!! We need you!