This weekend I attended the GLAM conference at the Wilds of New England with my teen girls. The speakers for the weekend were Reba Bowman and Lisa Potter from Dare For More Ministries who travel the country speaking especially to teen girls and their moms.
One of the speakers was brought up in a Christian home with protective parents and a steady influx of Christianity, and the other speaker had a HARD life from the age of four up, including never darkening the door of a church until she was 21, losing her mother to cancer at age 4, being homeless and looking for happiness in all the wrong places. She trusted Christ at age 21, I believe she said.
They made the point that when Christ looks at the girl who was churched since her youth and the girl who came to Christ later on, HE ONLY SEES CHRIST. In Christ, we are all the same.
The theme for the weekend was living above mediocrity and that the reason that most Christian girls “hate their life” or say that Christianity is not “working” for them, is because they don’t have a personal relationship with Christ–as in, they are not satisfied in Christ because they don’t know Him.
And Lisa gave a great talk to the girls on our little choices, the ones we think are no big deal, affecting the outcome of our lives.
Little thoughts, indulging our flesh just a little, little lies, a little bad attitude, and so on…
Careless, lazy choices; disobedient to God’s word, but in our eyes, no big deal–it was just a little sin, convenient and fun at the moment, perhaps, but in the long run, you are reaping a crop of destruction and you can’t be surprised when you don’t end up with sunshine, lolipops and roses.
Don’t think about doing great things for God, but begin thinking about doing little “right things” for God that will lead you into a lifetime of doing great “big things” for God.
Our lives are the sum total of all our little choices.
It was a great weekend and I am so thankful for ministries like The Wilds and Dare For More who are clearly gifted teachers and are using their talents to benefit God’s people.