Friday, May 9, 2008

Don't Spread The Word?

My niece is going to kill me for this post, but I absolutely have to tell this story! Sorry Becca. Remember Auntie loves you!

The other night we had our first teen-girls Bible Study at my house. We were supposed to do a study on 'Really Bad Girls of the Bible', but as we started the discussion, these girls started asking various, important questions about God and His character. We talked about the Old Testament -VS- the New Testament, the fall of man, and Jesus dying for our sins. Then, they began to open up about the hurts and frustrations they have had in their lives, so I decided to just let them talk. As I sat listening, amazed at how willing they were to open up, it occured to me that I hadn't given them the 'Small Group Disclaimer'. So, as one of the girls was getting ready to share about something very personal, I stopped the discussion. Here is how it went:

Me- "Before we go any further I just want to say something. I know you all go to school together and there is a tendancy to want to gossip when you are with friends, but whatever is said during this time together needs to stay in this house."

Becca- "What? We can't share what we learn about God?"

Me- "Oh, Rebecca!"

I guess I wasn't exactly clear:)

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Now, I must brag about my nieces for a moment. (Trying to redeem myself here for sharing this story with all of blog-land:)

A couple of weeks ago we had a youth Baptism service during our High School Youth Group. Along with 6 or 7 youth, both of my nieces, Rebecca and Amanda, were baptized. It was quite a celebration. I was so honored to be a part of it and to be able to witness these beautiful children of God outwardly express their love for Him. I am so proud of them. The road will be long and hard sometimes, but I promise you both.....I will always be here to help guide you!

I love you and I cannot wait to see what God is going to do in your lives!

6 comments:

girlymama said...

hee hee -- she sounds like fun!

Tanya said...

That is awesome, I can not wait to hear more about them. I will definitly pray for protection for them. Love ya.

Indian Lake Papa said...

It is exciting to be a part of someone's spiritual growth - Thats what we are called to do - you are being His servant.

Darla said...

God is certainly on the move in that generation..I see it in my own 16 year old, and the youth at the school bible study! They are amazing! Thanks for the good word..I love to read what God is doing...Love ya Princess!

Robin said...

Great post! Love the story! How cool that you are able to be with, guide and love those kids in Bible study and more! God is usuing you!

Pete Wilson said...

Very cool. Can't wait to see how God uses them.