God Spoke to Me

God spoke to me

Fourteen boys folded their hands and bowed their heads. They tried to close their eyes, but kept peeking at the timer on my phone. I invited them out into the grand adventure; to talk to God AND listen for His answer. Would He speak to our spirits? Could 2 or 3 minutes of focus and prayer truly draw our hearts closer to the God of the Universe? How would we know if it was Him?

I said “Amen” and several boys told me about their prayers. We passed out juice and chips and fruit snacks, and another student raised his hand. “I think God just spoke to me,” he said. “I wanted to hide my fruit snacks so you would give me another one, but God told me that would be wrong, so I didn’t do it.” He smiled to himself and returned to crunching and munching. I thought about the way God invades our life; with a whisper, in the most mundane of circumstances, He invites us to surrender to Him.

1 Comment

  1. Barbara Wright

    We all talk about how we wish our young people had a different outlook on life. The only way to change their outlook is to change where they are looking. The song Turn your eyes upon Jesus look full in His wonderful face and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.” God’s Word commands us to teach about His grace that sent our Savior to die for us.

    I have not personally been called to physically go to a foreign mission field yet. But as I listen to the news I see I am living in a GREAT mission field. Do I lead a small group at Youth for Christ, no. I serve through a practical ministry I help prepare a meal on Tuesday night. BUT I get to minister through casual conversation and trying to show God’s love through sometime a hug.

    So if you think you don’t have anything to offer YFC first of all pray for the wonderful missionaries that has called to serve there, pray and ask God if He can use you in ANY way in the ministry and if nothing else save your change and give.

    God will make a difference when we serve Him and the biggest difference maybe in us.

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