There is a high level of expectation and excitement at the beginning of the school year. Students are pumped and you hear things like: “I’m following Jesus, baby! Nothing will slow me down!”
You can feel the energy in the air and it’s quite electric. Girls and guys look their best, act their best, and say their best.
Imagine a diamond ring in a display case. Everything about it sparkles and glimmers.
I think this is awesome! Students should be excited. In fact, they should come to school expecting great things to happen.
Miraculous events take place all throughout the school year at Rhema and I truly believe it’s because there’s a multiplied level of expectancy.
It would be harder for me to believe that 300+ faith-filled, Spirit-filled Christians are hanging out in one place and God didn’t show up on a daily basis.
However, I am always a bit skeptical for the same reasons I get excited…
Being overly emotional leads many Christians astray. The need to be “spiritual” is dangerous.
I often wonder how we can be any more spiritual than “I am a spirit, I have a soul, and I live in a body.”
So what’s with the need to be more “spiritual”?
I believe it boils down to a misplaced sense of what it means to be significant, yet trying to gain significance by impressing others leads many Christian leaders down a road of empty accolades.
True significance is only found in Christ. No man or woman can meet that need.
As the school year progresses (or you’re preparing to come to Rhema next year), here’s my encouragement to you:
Always be excited.
Always be real.
Say what you mean and mean what you say.
Walk in the reality that you’re approved by God and called into ministry by God.
And know that you’re a vital part of the Rhema family, a part of Brother Hagin’s God-given commission to “Go teach my people faith.”