Young Men’s #30

Director:  Steve Gruber
Theme:   Deeper Waters
Date:   April 20, 2018
Psalm: 46:1-3
Isaiah 41:9 & 10

The theme for VNTB #30 Young Men’s weekend in April, 2018 is “Deeper Waters.”  What “Deeper Waters” means to me will be different than what it means for those attending and those who will be serving on this weekend. For me, God’s Revelation of “Deeper Waters” is about getting out of the boat of complacency and leaving the safety of the shoreline or shallow water living and launching out into “Deeper Waters.” See, there is this “fear” I have of just trusting the “Captain” of my life when it comes to navigating the “Unchartered Waters” or unknown. The weekend theme centers around “fear.” My main “fear” has been to walk in my calling as spiritual leader in the home and church environments but also includes people He places in my path. The root of this “fear” comes from past failures and a need for acceptance and approval. The only way I can find victory from that fear is by keeping God as my “Reference Point” or “True North” in my daily walk with Him through prayer, through the reading and meditation of His word and applying those things learned into my life.  God has called me into something “deeper.”  There are a lot of voices out there wanting our attention. God wants us to recognize His voice and be obedient to whatever He is calling us to.   

    My prayer for the young men attending the upcoming weekend in April, is that they experience God’s Amazing Love on a deeper level and understand that God has enlisted them into serving Him with all their heart, soul, mind and strength when they return into their environments at home, church, school and work places. Also, that they would recognize those “fears” in their lives that hinder them from stepping out of the boat and trusting their “Captain” by surrendering to His direction and staying on course.  

     If God is calling you into “Deeper Waters” and you want to have an impact in the next group of candidates lives, please enlist and see God’s transforming power not only in their lives but possibly yours as well. I would love for you to you embark on this journey with me. Thanks! 

     The weekend theme verses come from:

Psalm 46:1-3—“God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not “Fear,” though the Earth give way and the mountains fall into the sea, though it’s waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”

Isaiah 41: 9 & 10:  “I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, “You are my servant;” I have chosen you and not rejected you; So, do not” fear”. For I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”           

     Please consider serving or sponsoring someone you may know that could benefit from this experience of Vida Nueva. I look forward to seeing what God will do. Thank You!