Monday, September 12, 2011

Young Servant: Remembering God (shagidi shagidi shapopo)

Ecclesiastes 12:1-4 (NIV)

Remember your Creator  in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them” 

Question: In this verse the writer urge us to remember our Creator while we are young, why?

Activity: Shagidi Shagidi Shapopo

You may check this video to know how to play this game:


As we play the game, at first we can all follow what the leader acted, but as the game prolong, little by little confusions came, in the middle of the line there are some who were not able to follow which affects the rest of the participants.

Just like in our lives, not all the time we can say that everything is smooth, that we will always be on track, that troubles won’t come. But as years pass by, as we grow older, more responsibilities will come. Thesis, projects are small things but once you have stepped into the real world, work, busy days, the more people you’ll know, the more responsibilities you’ll get.

Time will come all of us here will have our own family, we need to feed them, we need to support them, up to the point that we are almost forgetting our own selves.

We always hear the phrase “NOW IS THE TIME” yes, do it “NOW IS THE TIME” this is the time to start remembering your Creator, because there is no other time better than today.

I speak as a living testimony of how I want to be a Youth again. Yes I love the life I have now, and I thank God for the life that I have. But nothing can replace the time when I was one of the Youth servants. How I long for the moment where I can stay, no matter how long, outside to do Youth fellowship

Another thing, aside from being free, while we are young we have all the courage to try new things. We are so into it when we do something that we love. We are very bold on our feelings, and that is what God wants us to be till we grow old.

If we started serving while we are young, that will, in some ways, become part of our lives and we will keep on doing it or longing for it no matter how old we get.

That is why the writer of Ecclesiastes reminds us to remember Him who created us while we are young, for us to grow with it and to be molded early so that we will be ready for those troubled times. So that we will know deep in our hearts that no matter how tough it gets, God is there to cheer us up.
It is not that I look down to those who knew God just now that they are old, in fact I pitty them and for sure they envy us (in a Holy way ) and I have heard a lot of oldies who used to say, “if I’m as young as you are…”.

But it is never too late, as long as we can still walk, jump, shout, clap our hands we can always be young in God’s eyes and in our hearts.

What God wants every youth to realize is that God has a purpose in everything. (Ec 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens)

We are not here for nothing, we are called to remember Him, serve Him, obey Him and to love Him (John 15:14 If you love me, keep my commands)

But above everything, God called you to be Saved. (John 3:17  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.)

Please feel free to share your thoughts! :)

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