August 25, 2019 - INSCRIPTIONS FROM THE HEART
Listen…He is calling!!
Last week we had VBS at church. For those of you who have no idea what a VBS is, it stands for Vacation Bible School which takes place every year during the summer. It is generally catered towards kids who are pre-teens. It was a great time we had at church hanging out with a bunch of kids who were full of energy and innocent hearts. We as people representing different ministries at church got to do a few workshops for the kids on media, photography, sound and worship. It was an enchanting site to see how their guileless hearts responded to everything that was being taught to them.
It made me take a trip back in the memory lane when I remember attending one of my VBS. I was always excited for summer time because I got to go to these camps and got to spend time of just having fun. Every VBS we got to do a bunch of fun stuff during the day and at the end of the day we got to hear stories of people from the Bible.
I remember in one of the VBS they asked how many of us kids wanted to go out and be used by God. I did not know what that meant then but I remember raising my hand, telling Jesus I was available to go wherever he wanted me to go. To be honest I don’t even know why I raised my hand. Maybe because the other kids raised their hands or maybe because my little heart wanted to be part of something big.
Before I started writing this IFH down I was reading Jeremiah 1 and it reads in v4 saying “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”, and it reminded me of that moment when God whispered to my heart to come be a part of something to experience Him more. I believe this is the same for everyone who has known or tasted the love of God.
Did I doubt later on? Yes I did. Did I think about what I was getting into? No I did not. Did I feel small later on for something as big as this? Yes I did. But as I kept reading Jeremiah, I could see parts of my fears and doubts. In v6 he says, “Alas, Lord GOD! Behold, I do not know how to speak, because I am a youth.”, but this is what the Lord promises Jeremiah in v7 and v8 “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ Because everywhere I send you, you shall go, and all that I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you,”
Did you know you were called to be part of something extraordinary? A journey that God is willing to take you on to know him and experience Him in deeper levels? Or, have you made this call and now are you scared being part of something God has called you for. The God who made the Heavens and the earth is promising you that He would be with you. This is the greatest assurance you and I can ever have. Will you respond?