The response after the message was incredible, but during the message my mind was all over the place. The Enemy likes to play with my mind. I heard things like, "YOU SUCK AT TEACHING!!!" "No one is paying attention." All of that kind of stuff.
Tonight I'm texting students and I come to find out that a young man in our high school ministry brought a friend with him who has never been to church. He told me that when I asked people to stand to surrender to Jesus, she was just a little too nervous to do so. He told me that they talked for a couple of hours after the worship service, and then SHE SURRENDERED TO JESUS!!! I almost jumped through the ceiling in my office at home as I read that.
So here are the highlights from last night:
- There were probably about 40-50 people who came forward to confess something that was holding them back from living a life of faith (myself being included - mine was insecurity). Instead of just standing there though, we had them write that thing down on a piece of paper, walk over to a cross and nail it up there. POWERFUL STUFF LET ME TELL YOU!!!!
- High school girl surrendered to Jesus (as mentioned above).
- Jesus was exalted and lives were changed.
An amazing night!!! Can't wait for next Wednesday, but there's a whole lot of worshipping to do everyday from now until then.
And one question for you: What's holding you back? I dare you to write it below in the comments section of this blog. :)