a good night
tonight was a time to just be with students. i have a book in my office called The Be With Factor, or something along those lines. i haven’t read it, but i get it. youth ministry is something that i love. i also really enjoy many of the ways that we do ministry in our city. tonight, though, was a night where the plan got thrown out the window in order to have an even better ministry time with students. in light of a very hard series of events that is impacting a large number of our students, tonight we tossed the game, mixer, music videos, lesson, questions – and prayed as a group for two brothers and their family & friends, and spent time together just being with students.
it’s pretty easy for us to get rid of crappy things to make way for good things. sometimes, though, we also need to say no to good things to make way for great things. no matter what we may have planned for something, i am certain that we will always miss out on something greater when we fail to follow the Holy Spirit and instead merely continue to relax in our own.