This week concluded the stateside portion of the MAP program. During our impartation service Pastor James Snow said “I know sometimes you all probably had your moments when you didn’t take this program as serious as you should have. But you have to put that behind you in order to go forward. You can’t always dwell on what you’ve done wrong, but look at the positive things that have come out of the 2 months so far that you have set aside. The in depth teachings we have gotten so far and the experiences that we will never forget. All of the spiritual giants that we have rubber shoulders with in these 2 months.” I definitely did not take the time in MAP as serious as I should have and that is definitely on me, but I just keep thinking about all of the knowledge that I have gained in the 2 months of this program this far. Even though I might have goofed off a lot but I still have everything that was given to me during this program to look back on. I am definitely going to go into this next section of the program with a total different outlook on things. I have loved every second so far of being in this program. And I couldn’t have asked for any better men and women of God to experience this life changing program with me.
Camp meeting this year was beyond amazing. And especially being in MAP helping out wherever needed and seeing everything first hand just how smoothly everything goes was amazing. From great outpourings of the Holy Ghost, to anointed teaching, even to prophetic missionary dinners. I think this year we’ve seen it all. I am so grateful and thankful to have been a part of such a powerful conference. Couldn’t have asked for better results. Thankful for what God did and is still doing in our church.
These three days in Georgia have been life changing. Bro. Robbie Grubs has done absolutely amazing. we have had such a move of God in these three days its unbelievable. so excited for what God is going to do in this church. I am expecting great things.
This is the end of the first month of MAP and every day so far has been a blessing from above. I am so happy to be here in Georgia with so many of my friends. So far we have had 2 services directed towards youth and they have been amazing. the friday night service was incredible. We had an outpouring of the Holy Ghost. we had at least 1 person get filled with the Holy Ghost and so many other things that have been amazing. it is such an honor to be in this program with all of my amazing classmates.
I have loved every second of this week so far. The first day of class we had Bro. Bobby Mills. And he had so much good stuff to say. He spoke a lot on your spirit man and hearing the voice of God. He told us to be patient and listen for the voice of God. And that is so true, so many times we just come and sit before God and complain about the circumstances but never give God time to speak to us and then we wonder why we are still in the same situation the next day. Its because we aren’t listening to the voice of God.
He also talked a lot on prayer. He said “you should never start a day without prayer.” He mostly talked about praying for our calling and defining the call. He said “You have to sell out for God” and that “prophesy is conformational not directional and when God calls you, you’ll know. and sometimes when God speaks to you keep it to yourself. He had so much good stuff to say to us and I am so grateful that he could come and speak to us this week.
The experience I am having at MAP thus far is already a life changing experience, and this is just the end of the second week. We were in class Monday and Pastor Setser from the very beginning said there is going this year.
Pastor is challenging all of us to start a prayer group to pray for revival for this generation. I just want to be available to God. So I challenge everyone that reads this, that this week pray that God would make you available. God help me to submit myself to your will. God call me out of the crowd.
Why I Chose Map.
My decision to do map was kinda a no brainer and let me tell you why. I was in Nicaragua with our missionary Bobby Bailey and we were riding in the truck to the youth camp down in Nicaragua and I thought to myself, I have to get into missions. I love it so much down here and i can't live life without it. And I just kept thinking about going down there so much and one day I was lying on my bed in my room in Nicaragua and i was reading my Bible and i opened it and it went Matthew 6:33 and it says “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you.” This really spoke to me because I felt like it was a sign of what I should do with my life. Because I knew I just couldn't do anything with my life.
I made a quote for my graduation, I said, “I can't stand living life everyday knowing I can make a difference, but doing nothing about it.” I made this my senior quote because knowing I can make a difference means something to me and I am going to try my best to do everything I can to change this generation while I can. I believe that I am capable of great things in these last days.