Sunday, January 23, 2011

Discipleship NOW Giveaways

My church youth group is about to have their annual Discipleship NOW conference. It is a weekend event where the youth spend the weekend with a speaker talking about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. I have the honor of being a speaker for the weekend. My group will consist of 6-8 precious young ladies in middle school or high school. I am very excited to have this opportunity to listen, love and laugh. Besides the curriculum that was given on community and purity I asked God what he wanted me to share with these young ladies. The immediate response to my prayer was tell them how much I love them. Make them understand how precious and beautiful they are. Being a women I can reflect on times when I have not valued myself enough and reflected on who and whose I was. God loves his children so much and this is communicate in many ways but most evident in sending Jesus to die for us. Jesus stepped up to the plate so that we could have the freedom to have an open relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. What an honor we have to reflect God's love to others. This is only done to its fullest potential when we realize our value. As woman we put a large value on our phisical beauty, but forget the beauty that lies within.

Above are some of the little goodies I am going to include in a gift bag which I hope encourages them.

  1. Journal with Pencil
    Tag message is Pslams 3:3 "Let love and faithfulness never leave you; write them on the tablet of your heart." Writing in a journal can help clear your head and over time can really help you reflect on what God has done in you and for you. I also like to write my prayers to him. Its kinda like a conversation book between me and God.
  2. 3 Musketeers
    This represents the sweetness of the Trinity. God-Jesus-The Holy Spirit. When we realize that we have our "3 Musketeers" fighting for on behalf, it makes us approach our battles differently. We all want a hero and we have one, we just need to call on Him. God is so much bigger than any disease, dissappointment or battle we may be facing. Take a leap of faith and believe God and His word. His power is real and ready to fight for you. Engage it!
  3. Ring Pop
    This was such a fun one, since girls love jewelery. We are royal heirs to God's kingdom through Jesus, which makes us princes and princesses. It is a good reminder to for us to walk tall and know who we are. Be proud that you are part of God's royal family and learn the legacy and share it with others. You are very precious to the king.

I will also be including some sample cosmetics (thanks to a donation from the Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce) and one of my favorite books, Captivating by John and Staci Eldredge.

Thank you all for praying for the annointing of the Holy Spirit at this event. I know that God is doing amazing things in the hearts of our youth. They are the future and I am honored to invest in their future.