Is there something in your life that when you begin to do something or you're around certain things you have a passion that grows for those things? I don't know about y'all but, I know that when I'm around Holy Ghost filled youth that are on fire for God something begins to rise up inside of me that wants to just jump out. It's a fiery passion that continues to build up until it boils over and I can't hold it in any longer. I know that I'm called to evangelize but, I also know that my future has something to do with youth. Does anybody else feel this way?
I went to a youth conference at Macclenny Church of God Saturday and Pastor Mike Townsend preached a powerful sermon on being a Samuel in a world filled with Eli's sons, Hophni and Phinehas. He meant that we are CALLED to be Samuels, who obeyed the Lord even around those we go to church with that still have a foot in the world and want to pull you in with them.
After that sermon I was about ready to jump out of my seat and start shouting! Even going to bed Saturday night I still felt the power of the Lord. I could barely go to sleep. :)
Isn't it so true that we as young folks want so bad to be a part of the world, but also on the other hand we want to obey God and follow His Will for our lives. It's our decision what we choose, whether or not we are going to be of the world. We are called for a greater purpose. Don't let those around you try to drag you back in to the world. Let your passion for Christ and the desire to study His word flourish and never let flame burn out! Let that Holy Ghost fire burn in your bones!!
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