I am teaching this session in Bloomfield, Connecticut next month and would appreciate your prayers as I prepare for it, and also for the hundreds of teen girls that will be hearing this message. For some reason, I feel God really tugging at my heart about the content of this session, and I feel an overwhelming responsibility to share a message that will impact their lives.
As I was searching for applicable and supporting information to include in my presentation, and praying for God to guide me regarding what path the message should follow, I came across a powerful video that held me captive for nearly five minutes. It is a video showing not only how teens can take charge of their own lives, but how they can also change the lives of others by standing up for Christ.
This video was apparently made by a small drama team of youth in Maryland, and put to the song This Is Your Life, by the group called Switchfoot. After seeing it, and watching it several times, I intend to show this video at the end of my session, in the hopes that there will be at least one teen, maybe many, whose hearts can be pierced and opened to Gods love by not only hearing what I have to say, but hearing what God has to say through me, and the youth on this video.
I searched other videos about this song, but this one seemed to be the most moving. Real kids, real problems, real truths.
It was so moving, that I wanted to share it with you. If you have a teen in your life/house/church/community/neighborhood, that is struggling with who they are, and/or who they want to be, please share this with them.
God has called us to build the next generation for Christ. If His people dont do it, who will?
If you want to learn more about the conference I will be speaking at, please visit New England Womens Conference.
I would love to get some discussion going about topics that may interest the teens in your life. Think about this – if your teen or pre-teen were going to a conference, what topics do you think would engage them; motivate them; be applicable to their lives; help them in their walk with Christ; encourage them to be set apart; assist them with struggles they are facing; etc.
If you have any ideas or suggestions for me, I would love to hear about them!