1 Samuel 17:33
And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.”
Notes from Dr. #TomMolina’s preaching at the Youth Outdoor yesterday.
– The devil, your body, & the world will tell you that you’re just a youth
– We cannot allow this reasoning to limit us doing anything for God
– Your obedience is first to God and next to your parents
– There is something in you that God will use, to make you become mighty men and women of God
– Let the power of God have His free reign in your life…
When I was a youth I’ve never attended youth camps nor even invited. I believe I was busy downloading top 40 music ranked by billboard or learning photoshop and blogging, and yeah movie marathons. Wanting to be DJ on the radio which I believe was the coolest job.
This is the first youth outdoor I attended and I invited my cousin Christopher to join me all the way from Bicol. I asked me him, when the pastor laid hands on you in the open field what happened? He said his knees were shaking and he cannot stop himself to fall in the ground. He doesn’t understand what just happened and I told him the Holy Ghost power came upon him… Baptism with the Holy Ghost came for no reason or will remain an experience for us. It is for the empowerment to win souls and demonstrate the power of God.
I agree with pastor, my prayer is that all these young people will allow God to have a free reign in their lives, not K-pop, not K-drama, bf/gf relationship, world music or even mobile/pc games. No idols in short. No one is stopping you to do the things that you want, the church is not here to control you. But to rebuke us, to correct, and teach us.
God gave us the gift of free will and that is amazing, because we don’t want to be controlled by anyone. Controlling people are suffocating amen? God is merciful, He is full of grace and compassion. He wants to connect with us and is patiently waits for us to “add Him as friend” to make Him family. We overlooked His request, thousands of friend requests come, thousands of activities to join, thousands of idle minutes wasted for nothing.
We overlooked God’s invitation.
Adults are not exempted to that. First Samuel chapter 17 verse 33 is right “we are not able to go against” bigger things— doing it on our own yes, but with God anything is possible.
Remember, God has more for you than what this world could offer. I challenge you to invest in eternity. Allow God to use you to preach the gospel and demonstrate His power with manifestations of healings and miracles.
Thank you for reading. God bless you!