As I looked around the Hyatt New Brunswick on December 14, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of overwhelming love and grace. I look at the journey God has brought me on and think, Is any of this really possible? It’s all very surreal. But then it dawns on me. I’m a child of God, and He’s trusting me to do His work.
I’m anticipating being stretched beyond my self-conceived limits, but that’s the point of the ministry, isn’t it? God’s unveiling our true worth and revealing to us that we can, in fact, accomplish great things in His name. I don’t understand it, but I’m extremely humbled to think that God would choose me to take part in such a huge task.
Jesus had a special place in His heart for children. He was constantly challenging adults to view life through the eyes of a child. “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children,” He once prayed. Truth has been revealed to children.
At another incident, Christ scolded His followers with these words when they blocked groups of children from Him: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
Every Sunday at the Hyatt Morristown I was given the distinct privilege to witness the simple faith of little ones. To think that God had chosen me and said, “I want Nate to take part in leading the children of Liquid Church to me,”. . . it blows my mind.
And now, on the precipice of 2009, I’m embarking on yet another journey and taking another step of faith as I partner with the team of a new Liquid Church doing God’s thing in a new city for a new group of people thirsty for a new way to live.
Father-God, who am I, that You would see fit to trust me with the souls of Your littlest children? I don’t understand it, but I trust that You knew what You were doing when You gave me this role. As Liquid Church steps out into something new, would You guide each of us in all our new roles? I know You love Your little children, and You wouldn’t trust their spiritual lives to anyone if You didn’t think that person were trustworthy. But I can’t help but ask, “Why me?” It’s such an honor, yet such a great responsibility. I know that You know me better than I know myself, but from what I know of myself, I’m not the right person to take part in such a vision. Please help me become that person. Work in me, Father-God. Turn me into the man You can trust with the hearts of your children.