Tuesday, August 23, 2011
"ROYALTY" Theme for Summer Teens, II
Our heart for the youth we disciple at YWAM Chico is that each one will grow in relationship and intimacy with God, gain a solid foundation of their identity in HIM - and take that reality out into their everyday lives for years and years to come...
In light of that, we invite you to ponder the following truths, as shared by one of the 2nd-year 24Seven-ers at the end-of-summer celebration we had for the students:
MY IDENTITY IS ANCHORED IN CHRIST AND SECURE IN HIS LOVE.
I AM AS BOLD AS A LION.
I AM NOT AFRAID OF BEING AROUND PEOPLE WHO ARE GREATER THAN ME.
I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE GOLD GOD HAS PLACED IN ME.
I TELL MYSELF WHAT I CAN DO AND THEN I DO IT
I LOOK FOR CREATIVE WAYS TO IMPACT THE WORLD AROUND ME
I LOOK FOR WAYS TO SERVE OTHERS SO I CAN SEE THEM STEP INTO THEIR GREATNESS.
I BELIEVE THAT THE GREAT " I AM" WHO LIVES INSIDE ME PRODUCES GREAT WORKS THROUGH ME (John 14:12).
I DON'T HAVE TO WORK FOR LOVE ; I WORK FROM LOVE.
I KNOW THAT WHEN I WALK INTO A ROOM, I CHANGE THE ATMOSPHERE BECAUSE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO LIVES IN ME.
I HAVE THE UNLIMITED RESOURCES OF HEAVEN TO GIVE AWAY TO ANYONE, IN ANY PLACE, AT ANY TIME.
I WILL NOT COMPARE MYSELF WITH OTHERS BECAUSE I AM UNIQUE AND SIGNIFICANT.
I WILL NOT BE JEALOUS OF OTHERS WHO ARE GREATER THAN MYSELF, BUT I WILL REJOICE WITH THEM IN THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
I AM A WALKING ENCOUNTER.
I HAVE THE FAVOR OF GOD IN MY LIFE.
I AM WHO HE SAYS I AM, AND I WILL DO WHAT HE SAYS I CAN DO.
MIRACLES, SIGNS, AND WONDERS ARE A NORMAL PART OF MY LIFE, AND THEY FOLLOW ME AS I FOLLOW CHRIST.
I LIVE BY FAITH AND TODAY IS GOING TO BE THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE SO FAR.
(---note: the above truths were shared by Jarrett, as heard from Chris Overstreet during the 24Seven ---)