It’s official. Revolution and Rock Solid Foundations are one team. We took our first step into “the challenge” last night. We had our first Youth Service as leaders of Rock Solid Foundations.
My day started early. I woke up about 4:30 a.m. and couldn’t go back to sleep, so I got up and worked on blogs for a couple of hours before I had my morning prayer.
God is amazing. His Spirit is amazing the way He leads us, guides us and directs us. If we ever really get what it means to walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the lust of the flesh, our lives will be so different. I get really steady for a while, and then it seems that the cares and pressures of my life and the lives of those I love pull me out of my secret place and then nothing seems to work right. There is such a peace and security walking in the Spirit. That is the only time that I really feel at home and no matter where I am, I am comfortable, when I’m hearing Him clearly, feeling Him gently lead me and know that He is carefully guiding me and directing me.
I know that is what has brought me to this place in my life. In the seasons when I’m battling the flesh, He patiently waits for me to work through my own character flaws and heart distortions. Then, He empowers me to pull on His strength for deliverance.
I stood in my place last night before those teen-agers and young adults knowing that it was Me and The Trinity. I had no crutches and no scaffolding to hold to. If I fell, I was going to fall into the arms of my God – Jehovah, My Brother – Jesus and the Holy Spirit would brake my fall. My total faith, trust and confidence was in them more than it has ever been. At this point in my life I know that the hard things that I’ve been through have prepared me for this place that my journey has led me to.
I’ve never felt called to teens and young adults, but I have always had a heart to see the generations blended and mixed as well as races. It is a very foreign place to me, but I had a blast last night! As I stood before them, I felt the anointing and I knew that my help was there. None of my team members were able to be there. The two who were to do the service were both sick. One spent the night before in the Emergency Room and the other spent the night and day throwing up. So, I stood up and my help (The Trinity) took over. Through the years I have learned that when it seems I’m standing alone, that is when I’m the strongest because I have learned to pull on my help (The Trinity) and they have never failed me. It’s much easier to go in their strength anyway than on your own.
I gave those young soldiers last night the opportunity to tell me what was in their hearts and what their vision was for Rock Solid Foundations and their words set me on fire. These kids are ready to experience God in His fullness. Basically, they all said the same things. One of the young men said, “I just want Him (Jesus)! That’s all there is to say…. I just want Him (Jesus)!”
They want Him (Jesus). They want to experience Him and learn His Word and touch others. They want His presence to resonate in the services and they want to take Him outside the walls of the local body to their world.
Needless to say, by the end of the service I was full of joy and energized for the journey that is ahead of us.
The past two years of Revolution have been awesome. We have seen a lot of things happen, but “we ain’t seen nothin’ yet!” I’m sure of it. Now, Revolution will be our outreach ministry and Rock Solid Foundations will be in the local body.
Father, help us to stay focused and to look to what is ahead and to learn from what lies behind. I thank you for grace to leave the past behind us and to embrace what is ahead of us. It is a new day!!! In Jesus Mighty Name…. Amen (It is so!)