This is the last Flip It message I will write (that I know of… God works in mysterious ways). I just wanted to say thank each and every one of you for your support over the last three years. Yes, Lindsey, Hailey, and I write the messages, but we write them because of you, because of your support and love. This is extremely bittersweet. We won’t be deleting the group. We are just no longer sending out messages. I love you all from the bottom of my heart.
This group started as a little bitty thing for my youth group. We all needed a reminder every once in awhile to stay in the word. Then it exploded. Friends began inviting friends, and it eventually grew to 3000+ at its most populated point, but it only got this big because someone decided that we weren’t the only ones who needed a regular reminder to spend some time with God.
“Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’”
I’ve written about these verses countless times. I love these verses because they are applicable to everyone. I’ve got friends in Taiwan. I know people who’ve got friends in Nicaragua, Mexico, and even Thailand. The common denominator through all of these bonds is Jesus Christ and the bravery to step out and step up for God and His word. As this group comes to end, I pray that each and every one of you remembers that they can be this brave. You can step up and shout Jesus’s name for the world to hear because you are not alone. God is with you. God is with me as I try to continue on His path for my life. We are rebels to the world and warriors for Christ. It’s a tough journey but the most rewarding anyone of us will ever experience.
If you take anything from this group, I want it to be that God loves you and is with you absolutely all of the time. This is one of the most important things any of us can keep with us. It will get us through the good, the bad, and the ugly. It will help us make decisions, and it will help us be brave enough to flip our lives back to the way it should be: God’s way.
Don’t forget to spend time in God’s word or in His presence today, tomorrow, and forever.
2 Samuel 7:1-8:18