February 14 – We are ALL IN!

Read John 6:40, Matthew 7:21 and Luke 19:10

I was welcomed on staff at Grace as the Grace Student’s Administrative Assistant in September of 2018, about a year and a half after I graduated high school. Upon graduating high school, I had no intention of working at the church. Although I identified myself as a Christian, I did not understand the true meaning of denying myself in order to follow Jesus. In the spring of 2018, after several challenging life experiences, I decided in my heart that I wanted to do His will in life. Shortly after this, God gave me the privilege of serving Him in the student ministry at Grace.

Something I’ve learned is that God will open our eyes to amazing things when we humble ourselves, surrender our pride, and become teachable. A lot of people wonder what God’s will is for their life. In John 6:40, Jesus tells the crowds, “For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” Jesus also says in Matthew 7:21, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” (Click here for more about God’s will.)

Choosing to do God’s will has changed my life. It’s why I am so passionate about my area of ministry at Grace. I view the student ministry at Grace as a total privilege to be a part of. It brings me SO much joy to be able to work somewhere where my mission, the mission of the workplace, and the mission of Jesus (Lk. 19:10) are the same! God wants each person He creates to know Him for all He is and make Him known to other people. When I chose to surrender my plans in order to do God’s will, He led me exactly where He wanted me to serve Him at Grace. He has opened so many opportunities for me as a friend, co-worker, and leader to bring Him glory in my job, in the student ministry, and outside the church walls.

If you really want to know who God is and what He calls you to do, deliberately seek Him in your Bible. Evangelist Billy Graham said, “If you are ignorant of God’s Word, you will always be ignorant of God’s will.” I believe God has the most incredible plans for those who are willing to say, “Yes” to doing His will!

Sidney Schar



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