Tuesday, October 30, 2007

One thing

a Jesus thought...
They followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing. (Luke 9:11)

a Godly thought...
When it comes to exercise, diet, prayer, Bible reading - or anything else that requires to make a series of choices, my problem is my head. I sometimes forget that my mind is the servant of my soul - and not the other way around. (p16 Lucas)

a leading thought...
Effective leaders have closed the distance between leader and follower, coming out of closed-off mahogany executive suites and into the open office world of the workers. (p41 Finzel)

a Dave thought...
After many years of being in youth ministry I discovered the greatest thing we can do for a young person is to teach them how to connect with God. As regardless of where they end up in life, what career, who they marry, or what country they live in if they have worked out how to chat with God and read His word it will last the test of time. As we often spend all our time and energy getting our youth to attend youth group, bible study or a certain camp they are only short lived experiences that work for a season of their lives.
Unfortunately we tend to measure success in worldly ways with counting programs and attendances but over time I have seen many look good in these areas but never work out how to communicate with God, so in the end they leave and have nothing. So let us try and pass on one thing that will last them all their days - that God is with us all everyday and that while we do life together we can chat with Him, listen to Him and read scriptures which in turn will help us live lives that bring honour to Him.

Just a thought.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

How do you connect with God? How does The Salvation Army connect with God? How does The Salvation Army help others connect with God?

Berryinteresting said...

Now if that isn't evangelism -- don't know quite is. Hope I get to meet you when I'm visiting your TCs just after your big Congress -
Vicki Berry - ADC New Jersey USA

Kirsten said...

What a coincidence, Dad was reading your blog this morning and I jumped on the computer this afternoon and there it was on the screen. Dave, I've finally realised my passion in youth ministry - exactly what you blogged about. There isn't anything better than seeing a high school kid connect with Jesus. It really is the most important thing huh.
Take care,
Kirsten :)