Last night was a blast! We set another record in attendance with 37 students! We kicked off the night with the alphabet game. Teams had to spell out five-six letter words with their bodies. The team that correctly spelled the word the fastest won the point for that round. Tribe Vanguard, one of our middle school tribes, won the overall competition.
The message tonight was the third and final part to our X-RAY VISION Series— Discovering God’s Purpose for Your Life.
Job 42:2NIV says, Then Job replied to the Lord: 2 “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
God created each and everyone of us with a unique purpose and plan for our life. We see in Job that NOTHING can stop us from accomplishing that purpose!
Jeremiah 1:5 and Psalm 139:13-14 says,
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…”
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
God formed us and crafted together each and every detail of our lives. Being “fearfully made” means that God looked at us in awe when he created us. Think about that for a minute— God, the creator of the universe, is crazy about each and every one of us. He believes in us and wants each and every one of us to live up to our full potential in him!
Jeremiah 29:11-14 says,
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord…
This Scriptures passage tells us that God has plans for us! They also tell us that we will discover those plans when we become serious about God and seek him with all of our heart. The beginning of verse 14 is an INCREDIBLE promise. God tells us— “I WILL BE FOUND BY YOU”!!!!! That is the incredible God that we encourage all of our students to seek. Our God is not a God that is distant from us. He tells us that we will find him when we truly seek him!
We closed out the message by having the students take a few minutes of quiet time to ask God what his purpose was for their lives before splitting back into our Tribe Huddles.
Regardless of what mistakes you’ve made, how many times you’ve been called a failure, or what you think about yourself, God has an incredible purpose for your life that he longs to see you fulfill!
We closed out the night by rewarding the students for meeting the “30 Person Challenge”. We told the students that they could have ice cream sundaes and turn me into a human ice cream sundae if we got 30 students at youth on one night. We had 32 two weeks ago, and tonight was the night for the ice cream! You can check out the picture below: