FUEL Recap 2/9/2011
Series: Best Sex Ever
Mixer/Game: Battle of the Sexes: Super Bowl Trivia
Extra fun things: This probably wasn’t fun, but I was blown away by it and wanted to share it. After FUEL was over, I was talking to our worship leader who happens to be one of my best friends in Knoxville and he asked if I noticed what happened during Your Love Never Fails. I told him I didn’t see anything out of the ordinary. Apparently, during the beginning of the song he threw up in his mouth a little and kept going with the song without missing a beat. He’s a ridiculously talented guy and a great worship leader, but even that is something that I’d never expect.
We also raised $240 for Freedom 4/24 on our first night. That’s enough to buy ten girls out of slavery for a night.
Oh, and we added a fog machine this week. It didn’t exactly work how we wanted it to but the lighting that we’ve been working on looked even better. I’ve almost got them exactly how I want them.
Worship Set: Salvation Is Here (Hillsong United), Your Love Never Fails (Jesus Culture), Jesus Paid It All, Give Me Faith (Elevation Worship)
Bumper Video: Chick Magnet Bumper
Scripture: Matthew 22:37; 2 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 5:25-26; Luke 10:38-42; Matthew 5:6; Luke 2:42
Thoughts: I was given the ball this week and asked to teach. I love teaching and the last time I was supposed to teach got cancelled for snow so I was definitely ready to jump back in. However, when I teach, I’m my harshest critic. I always find every little thing to nitpick and critique and end up convincing myself that it wasn’t very good. Very rarely do I get finished speaking and think, “Yeah, that was a good one. I nailed it.”
Tonight was the same way. I got finished and immediately started thinking of things I did wrong: I went too long. I goofed off too much. I didn’t hold their attention. Blah blah blah.
Then I had a student come up and tell me it was cool that I could talk about some of the stuff that I did. I had another one send me something on Facebook asking for the verses I used and telling me I did a good job. Then Chris texted me and told me I did a good job. I still didn’t believe them but it was nice to hear the compliments.
As I got ready for bed I was still a little down about it. I was thinking about all of the things I would’ve done different and this idea of “one kid” popped in my head. I always say if one kid makes a decision to follow Jesus, or things finally click for one kid, or that one kid realizes he needs to stop doing that one thing then it’s all worth it. If one kid’s life changes by something that I do personally or we do as a ministry then it’s a good night or a good event or a good whatever it is that we’re doing.
The more I thought about this the more I thought about the positive feedback I’d had. God started showing me the people who had had a positive reaction to what I spoke on. It wasn’t just one kid. It was multiple ones.
If I say that one kid is all that matters, then I need to believe that.
I wasn’t a world class speaker last night. There are probably 20 things that I will wish that I had done differently once I listen to the recording. That doesn’t matter though. All I asked for was one kid and God gave me more than that.
God can take even the times when we’re not at our best and use them for something great and glorious.
We’ve just got to be open to letting him.
And then we’ve got to be okay with the results.
I wasn’t at first, but now I’m pretty thrilled.