Are You Ready?
If you accept the challenge, remember
your life will be different. You may never be the same.
|"So far, I have talked to at least 70 to 75 people about
Christ. Many of them have started to consider Christ for the very first time in their
life, others have had their fading faith restored. It gives me a warm feeling inside to
know that God enabled me to share with my peers." Rebecca Tucker, student -
It's Launch Time
You're wired. You are about to take off and it could well be the most dramatic experience
of your life. You are entering into a world seldom experienced by humans. it is a world
where God is powerfully bringing people into His kingdom. He is taking them literally from
the clutches of the enemy. He is adopting them into His very own family. And God is
calling you to be His partner in this incredible rescue operation.
Who is scheduled to be rescued?
A lot of them are your friends. Others are students you see around the campus, but may not
know personally. Some are in trouble from time to time, while others are just regular
people. You might not even think of them as lost and in the control of the enemy. They are
lost spiritually with no hope of living forever with God.
But God has other plans! You are going to
have the awesome privilege of working right in the middle of His battle plan for the lives
of your friends. So you better be prepared. Here are a few timely suggestions:
- Put on your armor. Carefully
read Ephesians 6:10-20 right now. Read it and prayerfully "suit up" every day.
- Know who you are. Knowing
your identity in Christ will be critical, especially when the enemy comes and accuses you
of being a phony, or reminds you that you are just a mere human with little power. Read
Ephesians 2:10 and 2 Corinthians 5:17-20.
- Draw close to Jesus Christ.
You will need to be close to the Coach, who is your Commander in chief. Daily prayer and
time in His Word will be critical. You will want to trust His Spirit to fill you with
wisdom and power to know what to do each day at school, and to make wise decisions.
Memorize Ephesians 5:1 a and Galatians 2:20.
Some significant things may take place at
your school this year. Athletic teams may win championships. Students may be named to the
National Honor society. Someone may even lose his or her life. But every dramatic event at
your school will pale in comparison to the moment when one person is rescued from the
enemy and brought into the spiritual family of our heavenly Father. And you have the
opportunity to be a part of those moments by bringing friends to Christ.
On every campus in our nation God is calling
students to join Him. Get ready. Your life will never be the same.