One of the things I love about working with teens is their impulsiveness. It keeps things interesting! While it can be troubling, it can also be amazing and powerful when a student is willing to jump at an opportunity God puts in front of them. This kind of kid always keeps things interesting and exciting – you never know when they’re going to introduce you to a friend they’ve been leading to Christ… or to the nice officer who they met last time they burned something down.
I just heard from a parent here at WestWay that his son had just gone out and bought a book shelf full of Bibles. “Like at a garage sale or something?” I asked. No, he went and purchased about 20 brand new Bibles to have in his house so he could give them to friends when they come over to study the Bible! I have to be honest… when I was a junior in high school, this is about the last thing I would’ve been thinking about spending my money on.
But this kid has felt compelled to share the love of Christ with people who don’t know Him and who’ve never read about Him in a Bible. So he bought a bunch of Bibles for his friends. This is exciting! I can’t wait to hear what comes of this impulsive response to God.
Is your spiritual life getting a little dull? Try acting on a God planted impulse and see what happens…
If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
What’s His love compelling you to do today? Does it look a little crazy? Do it anyway and enjoy the reconciliation that will ensue!