I'm so glad you are here! I hope during your visit you get a glimpse of God's heart for we become what we are gazing at. I pray that God refreshes you and gives you readiness to persevere in what He has for you today. My desire is to be a blessing to you in helping you know God more and make Him known so I've made theses Resources and tools available to you and write a Weekday Devotional (my home page) to provide insights from God's Word.
I love college students. I mean I really do. I find it weird that I am 34 years old and yet feel like I can totally understand and relate with them. I guess that's what God does when He calls you somewhere. It wasn't until just recently that I realized that I am actually an expert on them. I have never really thought of myself as an expert on anything, but rather one who is always learning and having so much more to learn. But I watched this webcast of a lady with a doctorate talking about the millennials (age 18-30). And I could have told you all the same things she said but without the doctorate. Since then, my perspective has shifted a bit, realizing I need to better steward the experiences the Lord has given me instead of think it's just never enough.
So back to college students. I love them because they want real, they want it given to them straight. I love that they are out of high school and are considering life in terms of who they are and will be and believe apart from their family and friends. I love that they think they can do big things and don't have many things keeping them from doing so (like house payments...) And they are searching.
We have a dinner and discussion every Friday night and everyone writes down questions about faith or God and we all discuss the question. Normally there are 15-20 students a handful of them are not yet believers. There are only two rules. You have to be respectful and God's Word is the authority, we need to try to bring everything back to what God says about it rather than our own opinion. I just love hearing the questions as well as how the students answer. There are students that gave their life to Christ a year ago answering hard questions totally right on using Scripture. It's beautiful.
So want to know some of the questions we've had at past dinners?
* What does the Bible say about abortion?
* Is making out with your girlfriend/boyfriend wrong?
* What does the Bible teach about marriage?
* Do you think it is necessary for God to sometimes act in violent ways? Like plagues and what not?
* What if I don't feel like following what God said.
* Is sex before marriage bad? What if it's between two consenting adults? Did Jesus say it is bad? What if the people love each other?
* Why does God allow bad things to happen in the world?
* Should we repent for sins we commit in our dreams?
* Why as Christians, do we live our lives caring for friends and family we know aren't saved and never telling them about Christ? Why is it so easy to go to other countries and do it instead?
Aren't these great questions to be asking! And they all have great answers. Ya know, i just love when people ask questions. It shows humility, it is an act of someone admitting they don't know it all. And God's grace is given to the humble. The Lord tells us, When we call to Him, He will answer us and tell us great unsearchable things we don't know. (Jer. 33:3).
Each student who comes has an incredible story of how God is working in their lives. Hopefully I will get to share some of them soon.
What else is God up to? Heart to Share