This past Friday I had the amazing opportunity to help lead one of my small group guys to give his life to Christ. If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know more of the story, but the important part is that there will be one more person in heaven when we get there. The feeling after seeing that happen is something that can’t be described with words alone. I was filled with the most amazing feeling of worship and gratitude to God, and it was a great opportunity to thank God for ministry and his grace.
I write this not to pat myself on the back or brag about the opportunity I had to witness to one of my students, but to encourage those in ministry today. This experience is ultimately what we’re investing in every time we go out into the youth ministry trenches, discipling and loving on our students. It’s the ultimate reward for our time, and it’s a great opportunity to see God work through us.
This wasn’t the first time I had a part in leading a student to Christ, but the overwhelming feeling I experienced afterward is what I know will keep me going in youth ministry. It’s moments like this one that really show us what it’s all about, and I’m so grateful that I had the chance to be used by God to make it happen.