Ministry Fertilizer


The passionate worker…
January 16, 2008, 4:33 pm
Filed under: Principles of Youth Ministry
We have been having some awesome services during our revival. I think the greatest part has come the anticipation and desire the people in the church have had to see God move or as we have been saying with the youth “prepare for rain”. Last night, thanks to the help of a few close friends of mine bring their youth groups we had over 60 teenagers there to hear the message. They are not your “normal kids” many of them are part of a movement of radical students who want to serve God from the pure joy of knowing they are pleasing the God of heaven. They are growing up in churches that do no guilt them into doing wrong. They are in churches they show them the excitement that comes from serving the King.
My pastor sent me this great article and I felt it very fitting for the thoughts that had been going through my head over the last few weeks.
“A workaholic lives on fear. It’s fear that drives him to show up all the time. The best defense, apparently, is a good attendance record. A new class of jobs (and workers) is creating a different sort of worker, though. This is the person who works out of passion and curiosity, not fear.
The passionate worker doesn’t show up because she’s afraid of getting in trouble, she shows up because it’s a hobby that pays. The passionate worker is busy blogging on vacation… because posting that thought and seeing the feedback it generates is actually more fun than sitting on the beach for another hour. The passionate worker tweaks a site design after dinner because, hey, it’s a lot more fun than watching TV.
It was hard to imagine someone being passionate about mining coal or scrubbing dishes. But the new face of work, at least for some people, opens up the possibility that work is the thing (much of the time) that you’d most like to do. Designing jobs like that is obviously smart. Finding one is brilliant.”
I hope and strive to be defined as one of these “passionate workers”. Now, I am not passionate about writing on this blog. However, I am overwhelmed with excitement to see an altar of teenagers on their face crying out to the God of heaven. The more I began to believe the things I do are connected to bringing God glory the more passionate I will go about doing them.

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