Yes, I have a passion for "kids" of all ages, but my heart aches for high school aged students.
I long for them to thirst and hunger for God in a way that is life changing not only for them but also for those who come in contact with them on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly basis - family, friends, acquaintances, the store clerk - EVERYONE.
I have a real desire for teen girls to find their fulfillment, acceptance, and beauty in Christ. Not in skimpy clothes, sexual attention, drugs, alcohol, boys - but in God. To have their heart hidden in Christ that a boy must also be seeking the Lord in order to find it. To save her body and emotions for her future husband. To be secure with herself in Christ.
I desire for teen boys to seek the Lord first. To shield their eyes from all the sex that consumes the media, school hallways, clothing stores, magazines, etc. To protect their future wife emotionally, physically, and spiritually before he even knows who she is.
The youth of today are the future of our tomorrow.
I desire for these young men and women to search for and strive to be a Proverbs 31 woman.
Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character10 [b]A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
When I saw the following youtube video circulating around Facebook I got really excited. Why? Because this is a man after God's heart - a man who sets an example for all young men - proof to all young ladies out there that men like this do exist (for all those who have given up because they've dated losers).
Question: Will you be part of the movement? What are your thoughts on this? Let's discuss.