Getting the kids out of bed

Diane and I woke up in Greenbrier County WV this morning for another short term (week long) mission trip.  We are sleeping in a church. This week there are about 50 high school kids around the church campus working with Habitat for Humanity. Some of the teen boys are sleeping across the hall from us. 

There are two grown men who, for the last 15 minutes, have been coming down the hall yelling, “Come on, we gotta get up and go” and now they’re yelling, “Come on, you’re cutting in to my breakfast time now”.

I do not envy the adults trying to get 50 high schoolers out of bed. Nobody is yelling at the adults in the men’s and women’s bunk room of our teams.  The Samaritan’s Purse staff knows we are responsible for ourselves. They do not expect us to be irresponsible. They expect some level of maturity. 

I’m going to level with you. As a pastor, sometimes I feel like those men who were shouting at the teens this morning. It can be frustrating. I know what the apostle Paul meant when he differentiated between people who were drinking milk for nutrition verses those eating solid food. (1 Corinthians 3:2 and Hebrews 5:12)  Paul was pointing out that some people are not on a Christin walk, growing in faith and power, they’re at a Christian standstill, never advancing. 

This begs the question, what about you? If you’re a faithful reader of my posts, you’re probably moving and chewing. You wouldn’t keep coming back to read convicting blogs like this if you weren’t!  

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