What's Your Story?
“Hear this, you leaders of the people. Listen, all who live in the land. In all your history, has anything like this happened before? Tell your children about it in the years to come, and let your children tell their children. Pass the story down from generation to generation.” Joel 1:2-3
I am so excited to begin a new school year. Our staff and faculty have worked hard to prepare for a great school year. More importantly, we have sought the Lord in prayer about the direction that He would have us to follow in 2015-2016. From those prayer efforts, we have chosen our theme for the year from the passage in Joel chapter 1 that is listed above.
Our focus from this passage will be to direct our students, staff, and families to the principle of allowing God to write the story of our lives. I believe that God has so much more in mind for our lives than we could ever accomplish on our own. These two verses from Joel are teaching us that God has a unique plan for each of our lives. I also am convinced from these verses that if we allow God to develop His story for our lives, then we will see Him do amazing things with our lives, and in turn be eager to pass this story down to our kids and grandkids.
We all want our children to experience good things in this life. Good and loving parents truly want the best for their children. What better things could we do for our kids than teaching, modeling, and pointing our children toward a deeper and more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ as He and He alone can provide what is truly best for them.
The staff at Metrolina is committed to this being a year in which we pour into and model for our students more than ever before God’s purpose and plan for the Christian life. Our desire is that our students would not only see the truth that God has great things planned for their lives but also that they would embrace this truth.
May we all begin to realize and experience what evangelist Billy Graham once said about the Christian life. Graham said:
“Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.”
“What’s Your Story?” I pray that we will all allow God to write the story for our lives so that we can share with our children and grandchildren in the years to come the greatness of God and all that He has done for us.