Wednesday, December 3, 2008

What I live for

A few weeks ago I got a facebook message from a old high school friend. To say the least it blow me away. Here is a quick history of our relationship
Me and my friend had gone to middle school together and were each going to the same high school (most kids at our middle school went to leon). So we naturally started to hang out, knowing we both didn't want to go to high school alone. After our freshman year she started to get into some worldly stuff while I made the decision to start living my life fully for Christ. Throughout high school I continually invited her to come to church and youth event. Occasionally she would come but never over a consistent time period. After High school we hardly saw each other yet she was constantly in my prayers. I didn't know why, but I prayed for her anyway.
As I read the message she sent me a few weeks ago I was shocked. As she said in her own words, "Its been a while, but just wanted to see how things were. Wanted to thank you from a long time ago, for inviting me to Calvary Chapel back in the day. I kind of strayed from the path after that and from you as a friend too. But I've found my way back to working on my relationship with God. I've stopped my partying and have been going to Maranatha Baptist Church. You were one of the first friends in my life after declaring Jesus as my saviour and without you (and God of course) I may have not gotten to feel what it feels like to be so blessed".
Often times being in ministry you forget what you do all this stuff for. I forget why I spend all this time preparing messages that middle school kids don't want to listen to. I forget why I spend my pre-game tailgates hanging out and serving kids. I forget why I want to do this in every aspect of my life. That is until I get a message like this. When I get to see the fruit of my labor, even when its 8 years down the road. To know the Lord used me and to actually hear about it sparks my desire to serve others as Christ would. God is so good. Good isn't adequate enough but what word really is? I live for moment's like this. Thank you Jesus.


Jaysephus said...

God knows when we need a nudge forward. Don't ever take them for granted.

Laura Jean said...

Habakkuk 3:17-19
"though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like deer's feet; he makes me tread on my high hills."