The points are straightforward, and are something I find very helpful for me at this time in my life. May the Lord use them to help you too!
This message was given by Josh Johnson, based on Jeremiah 1:4-10:
“Fear keeps us from doing so much.”
God has prepared good works for us…
"There is no reason you shouldn’t give yourself for His Kingdom.”
1.) God wants to use you, stop making excuses. It makes the power of God look weak when we do.
2.) Know the words and promises of the Bible. Saturate yourself in this book.
3.) Pray for God’s leading and direction.
4.) Seek guidance and wisdom from others (adults) (i.e. How do you think I should be radical? etc.)
5.) Take a step of faith and do something where you’re at right now. Something you can only do by His strength.
6.) Fight against chronological snobbery.
He will work in you…
You have a valuable influence on your children…
How to help students become radical for Jesus Christ:
1.) Set an example for the youth… Look at how you spend your time… What do we celebrate? (it shows what we value)
2.) Commit to encouraging and supporting and praying with them. Grab a student in the hallway and ask if you can pray with them or for them.
3.) Offer wisdom and insight from the Bible and your own experiences.
4.) Fight against cynicism. It’s really easy to be skeptical.
5.) Be willing to let students take steps of faith.
6.) Trust in the promises of God. They’re for you and your child.
For all: It’s Christ and His work on the cross that gives us the ability and motivation to be radical.