JAN 28 2007

Proverbs 16:3

All of a mans ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD. Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.


Last Friday we had a lock-in here at the church, which was a huge success. Now, when the youth committee started the planning for this event they planned on feeding about 80 but did not think 80 would actually come. I did not believe we would have 80 come. But as the time got closer I started to see that 80 was becoming a fast reality.

Now Friday I was taking the kids home on the bus in which the bus was full of kids I did not know. They were all going home with friends that were going to the lock in. As I start to drive my phone/ear peace started to ring. There were so many parents calling me about the lock-in, I could not answer all the calls. The number 80 had become a reality and now it was looking more and more like 100 kids.

That Friday night we had 100 and something kids show up here. Now for a big church that is a small number but for a church with a fellowship room the size of a big living room that was a lot of people. As the kids started coming in I saw the look on the committees faces. I was something like “ O NO what have we done now”?  I thought to myself have we bit off more than we can chew? We had more here than we have at CYE and I know the problems there and CYE is mostly church kids. And 80 percent of these kids were kids from our neighborhood. 


A missionary society wrote to David Livingstone and asked, "Have you found a good road to where you are? If so, we want to know how to send other men to join you."

Livingstone wrote back, "If you have men who will come only if they know there is a good road, I don't want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all." 

It was a road that we have never been on and we were skeptical. But that is exactly where God wants you. Where there are no roads, no maps. You have no idea what the out come is.

That is where he wants you. Because then you are out of the way and he is leading the way.

I tell you that night was one of the most revealing nights of my life. I say that for two reasons.