Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday James 15:16

The purpose of Word Filled Wednesday is to share the Word through a photo and a verse. This is one of the guys from my own church - who was also the drummer for our worship team at Camp last week.


James 15:16 - Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
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One of the BIG things we talked about at High School camp last week was CONFESSION. We talked about it, we practiced it, and we rejoiced at the broken hearts that were beginning the healing process. On one night, we opened up the microphone to allow the youth to come forward and get something off their chest. What happened - was nothing short of a miracle. Out of the hundred people at the camp, at least ninety percent of them were up front at one time. All together, in a huge, hugging, crying bunch. Staff and campers alike. Almost all of the youth had something to say - something to confess, and support to offer each other. No sooner had one young person confessed something, than another young person would take the mic and confess to having the same problem. The overwhelming amount of encouragement and support was way beyond anything we could have imagined. It was an absolutely beautiful, although tear-filled, occasion and one that nobody in attendance will soon forget.

If you have a moment, please say a prayer for strength for our youth. Now is the time that they are the most vulnerable, and most prone to being attacked spiritually. I have a few campers reading my blog today - and I want to tell you that I love you, I believe in you, and you are SO WORTH IT to me!

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20 comments:

Snow White said...

confession is a beautiful thing.

Amydeanne said...

Amen! I'll be praying. Thank YOU for taking the time to spend with our youth today. I used to love doing so b/c you can see God in them!
hugs.

momof3darlings said...

Oh how I have MISSED you!! I have prayed for you so much while you were gone! I'm so glad things went beautifully, I know how stressful it can be.

Just know you were bathed and covered in prayer, and someone missed you a whole lot!

From the Heart said...

Thanks for your comment on my WFW. I like your verse also. I have added your youth group to my prayer list.

Would you be willing to share how you did the slide for your buttons? I have seen one once before and I would love to put my buttons in a slideshow and be able to click on them to go to the person's blog.
You can email me at astocks@carolina.rr.com. If you would rather not share that's okay, I will understand.
AliceE.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh what a beautiful expression of that verse! Thank you for the reminder to pray for our youth. They face many challenges these days and they need our support.

Hope you have a great WFW!

Michele said...

What a wonderful thing. Hearing that youth stepping forward is awesome. Our church youth is going to camp in couple weeks, and looking forward to watching God take over and the Spirit moving over the teens.

Cathy said...

Thanks for that wonderful verse and for sharing about camp. Praying for our youth of today ~ God give them wisdom, strength to endure, and blessings ~

Joan said...

How wonderful!

Blessings & WFW!

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh Alexis what a sweet WFW and sweet post.

Dear Heavenly Father I ask you right now and in the next few weeks to lift these wonderfully sweet young people up. Protect them and bind satan. Send your angels to cover them with your angel. I ask you also lift up thier parents, family and friends to encourage them to follow you.
Thank you for Alexis and her heart for these kids. Amen.

I work with troubled teens. I understand your heart. Thanks for sharing and allowing me to pray for you and your kids and your church today.
Many Blessings,
Sherry

Joyfull said...

That is great to hear of the youth and confessing. Prayers will be with the youth. Thanks for sharing.

Kristi said...

Welcome back! I know the kids LOVED having you with them last week. Your post is so true!

MyJourneyBack said...

Thanks Alexis for visiting my blog I entered you in my Beth Moore giveway.
Sherry

Denise said...

Amen, amen.

~ Being Woven said...

Praise the LORD. God was surely at work at camp. I will surely hold your youth in prayer, Alexis. You are right... that this after-time is a vulnerable period, let alone all throughout youth!

Bless you for being there for the kids of our future! ~ linda

Beth E. said...

AMEN...we definitely need to pray!

Laurencita said...

Thanks for your visit. Yes, at this time we need to pray especially for the youth. I was blessed of your wonderful pictures.

Laureen said...

I'm glad that God is using you for the youth.They definitely need our prayer.God bless you and your ministry.

Lisa said...

What a neat testimony about your youth campers. May we all confess, pray, and be healed.

heidi said...

I confess that I haven't been her ein a MONTH and that I've missed you. I just read back through posts but didn't comment on them because I am running out of "free" time but I wanted to say hello, darling lady, and tell you that I'm reading along.

Katie said...

This is awesome! T was baptized at camp last week and sadly I can see the strain of attack pressing down on him. Please keep him in your prayers also.

Love you and miss chatting with you. I think I fixed my busted blog and computer...yahoo! Shoot me an email or sump'in. :)