Each year God used the time at these conferences—both as a student and then later as a leader—to speak to my heart. This year was no different, but what I think made this year even more special for me was that I saw Him do these same things not only in my heart but in the hearts of everyone in our group.
There will always be turkey trivia games to play and Thanksgiving foods to blend together and taste test, but the thing that will hopefully stick in our minds is the phrase “attitude of gratitude.”
We learned in order to live a victorious life as a follower of Jesus, we need to partner with Him. We need His power in our lives because we can’t ever have victory on our own, but we also need to strive for holiness and a partnership with Him.
There’s something really special about taking some time away from the normal routine of life and opening our hearts to what God wants to say to us. Conferences, retreats, and ministry trips like this are opportune times for students to hear God’s voice in a fresh way.
God offers sobriety and wisdom in a drunk, lost world. Not because He’s anti-happiness and fun, but because He wants a deeper satisfaction for us that is more than cheap thrills and empty pleasure.
Our students had an opportunity to change their pace and change their place this past weekend. We joined around 2,000 other students and their leaders from all over Ohio at the Kalahari Retreat in Sandusky, OH in order to help foster a new spiritual perspective in the hearts of our students.
I had the opportunity to take a group of students and leaders from our student ministry to Momentum Youth Conference a couple of weeks ago. Momentum is always a great week for our group and I have seen God speak into the hearts of students each year that I’ve been a part it.