Is it just me…or has anyone else taken a look at what’s going on with the young people in America these days? I am working on a culture observation project for a Youth Ministries course and I’ve been forced to take a look at some things I’ve been turning a blind eye to for far too long. Many of these young people are traveling on the fast track down the broad road and we’re just letting them go.
Why don’t we put up more of a fight?
I don’t know. It almost seems as though we say within ourselves–“It’s not my job.” I’m here to tell you right now that if you are a born again, Spirit-filled and led Christian it is your job! Take a look at what Scripture records about Jesus in Matthew 9: 35-37 (KJV)
“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;”
We are to have a heart like Jesus–we who have the Truth must share it with this generation.
- Pray for the youth –their journey into eternity could be one heart beat away
- Share the love of Jesus with the youth–they wont care how much you know until they know how much you care.
- Preach the Truth of the gospel to the youth. It is the gospel of Truth that the Holy Spirit of God uses to convict man of his sin. Preach the Word be instant in season and out.
- Love the youth. Use your giftings and ministry to show forth the love of Christ. Be a blessing whenever and however you can.
God Bless You!