Here in I Kings we see the Lord giving a “State of the Union” address to the Here in I Kings we see the Lord giving a “State of the Union” address to the nation of Israel. He gives them a mission statement about what serving God is all about. I believe your teen years can be summed up the very same way that God viewed the Jews in the Old Testament. Your teen years are not just time for babysitting, games, and activities. This is time for you to grow into young men and young ladies of God. God gives you a charge in I Kings Chapter 2. I. Strength- Build strength as a young person. Not just in a gym, but with our God. Spiritual strength. Grow in Christ and Conviction. II. Surrender (keep)- Committed to His commandments, statements, judgments, testimonies. Committed to the Lord. Your life will be given to something, it hopefully will be given to the Lord. III. Seek (walk in his ways)- Walk with the Lord every day. Get a relationship with Him. Everything else in your life depends on this. IV. Success (prosper)- God wants you to do well. God doesn’t want you to struggle. He wants your life to go well. Your pastor wants your life to go well. This is why we preach and teach you to do right. V. Sustain (continue)- Oh, how your YP and your Pastor want God to be real in your life. We want you to know Him, love Him and be blessed by Him. VI. Sold Out (all their heart)- Honesty, Humility and Honor in your walk with God. Give God your all. Every day. VII. Serve (not fail thee)- A new generation has to step up. God has a place for you. Will you step up and serve Him in your generation?
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