He set my feet on a rock, making my steps secure. Psalm 40:2b
As I'm planting flowers outside, I'm moving my bucket of collected rocks to just the right spot, I'm reminded of the "pet rock". You're probably too young to remember this fad. The "pet rock" was introduced into thousands of American households. It was nothing more than an ordinary rock marketed as a pet that would never hunger, thirst, grow, or make noise. It was a pet that did nothing!
As I recall this phenomenon and think about summer vacations or walks, I'll collect more rocks! This started me thinking how Christians can sometimes become "Christian Rocks", never hungering, thirsting, growing, or speaking of their Christian walk. They are Christians that do very little.
Scripture tells us that we should hunger and thirst for righteousness (Matt. 5:6), grow in grace and knowledge (2 Peter 3:18), speak the truth in love (Ep. 4:13), and be active in faith (James 2:17). With the Spirit's help, we need to put forth personal effort toward living the Christian life. Let's follow the scriptures in whatever we do; grow, speak, and be active in our faith. Be "Christian Rocks" as a person solid in our rock, Jesus Christ!
"Youth in the Spotlight" is Lydia Laws. Lydia is a 7th grader and is Home Schooled. Her favorite subjects are English and Writing. She likes to read the Bible and the Hunger Games Series. Lydia is one of nine siblings, all with Biblical names. When she grows up she wants to be an Author as a hobby and Police Officer as her profession. Lydia loves to help others. She helps with the children's activities at FBC and has helped lead the singing during Worship. Lydia's favorite food is mashed potatoes and also ketchup. In her free time she enjoys Shooting Sports: Air Pistol, BB, and Archery. She excels in these sports and made it to State, where she will compete at the Great Bend State Competition. Also, in her free time she likes to write and is working on a book (I can't wait to read it). She is also involved with 4H and enjoys playing Baseball. This summer she plans on hanging out with her cousins and teaching new Archery students. Her advice to other Youth is, "to come to Youth Group, there's food and ketchup is good on everything". Lydia claims Jesus as her Super Hero. Lydia is a quiet, beautiful, sweet, Christian influence as a big sister and a member of the Youth Group. She is a blessing as she serves where Jesus calls her, making this better world!
See you in Worship at 10:30 and Youth Group at 5:30-7:00 on Sundays. I pray you are feeling the blessings coming from our Youth Group. God has blessed the FBC Youth Group with amazing Youth. No Youth Group Mother's Day, May 9 and Memorial Weekend, May 30. God Bless you.
Love ya all!