Today I sat beside my parents at a church service.
Today I submitted an application to intern at H2O church.
Today, God moved.
I didn’t grow up going to church, in fact I couldn’t even tell you a time that I was in a church besides a few weddings. So trust me when I say, today was weird. I never thought in a million years that I would be interested in ministry or that my parents would start going to church. But, here I am, a sophomore in college who has been fully following Christ for almost a year and is seeing God move in incredible ways.
After months of extensive and unanswered prayers, I finally felt the call to apply to intern with my church at Ohio State. The application process was a little hectic, and I was forced to write down quite a few of my sin struggles from the past few years of my life. And even though this brought up so many insecurities that I still struggle with to this day, I could not be more thankful for this application. I am already seeing God work through this and I cannot wait to see what He does in the lives of other college students in years to come.
As for my parents; I got a call from my dad this past Saturday night asking me if I wanted to go to church with them tonight. I never imagined this happening, since I went to church alone in high school and religion was never a conversation topic in my home. But, needless to say, I was extremely excited to join them. I have been obsessively praying that my parents would find some interest in Christianity over the past year, and now they are going to church and getting to experience the fullness of God’s love and compassion.
God is on the move.
The great commission says:
18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28: 18-20, ESV.
We are called to go out into the world and share the Gospel with all nations, and even if my “out into the world” is Ohio State’s campus, I am rejoicing in the fact that I get to spread the Good News with everyone I can, and I am not ashamed of the fact that I am being Sent. I praise God for the opportunities He has presented me in such a short period of time, and to this I say “Send me, Here I go.”