Believers… That is a term that not only identifies us with Christ but defines us as His followers. I have the privilege of working with teenage believers on a daily basis. I have spent numerous hours talking, counseling, praying, and believing with them for God’s will to come to pass in their lives. It has become very apparent that we are living in a “lost” generation. That is a bold statement and there are exceptions, but this generation is lost on many different levels, particularly spiritually and morally. As I look back over the course of previous generations, many things were done to foster change in this current generation. Unfortunately, change is not always for the better.
I wanted to take just a few moments to post this video from an event we recently did entitled “GLoW.” I realize that there are varying opinions on the above video; some people saying that we are making the church worldly, other people saying this is the most incredible thing they have ever been a part of. I believe we should always try to stay on the cutting edge of ministry. I have often found myself pressing the envelope, pushing more progressive concepts to the modern church. This was a beautiful event to witness. There were teenagers from all walks of life praising the Lord with dance. The church seems to have accepted praise dancers; I submit that these are modern teenage praise dancers. If we do what we have always done, we will reach who we have always reached. It is time to think outside of the box.
Hebrews 4:14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. 16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.