Never Too Old... Or Too Young
This month I’ve included an interview with Dr David Landrum who I mentioned in my last blog entry. There are more interviews to come because I want to give you the opportunity to hear from these inspiring people, firsthand! I hope you will take the time to watch them and recommend them to other people and I pray that what they say will impact you in the way it has impacted me!In his interview Dave mentions a few organisations, so I am posting the links to their websites so you can find out more about them:
I am very excited about an event we are having in Parliament this month for Youth Pastors and Youth Organisers to talk to them about what God is doing in Politics and how they can get involved… because I am a Young Adult and I have a heart for Youth! The word God gave me about this event is:
‘But the Lord said to me, Say not, I am only a youth…’ Jeremiah 1:6 [AMP]
Jeremiah, Samuel, Jesus - all called by God from birth, or at a very young age, for His divine purpose. God is still in the business of calling us in this way today, irrespective of age and I really believe we have limitless potential in Christ to achieve unimaginable things.
‘All things are possible with God…’ Matthew 19:26 [AMP]
In particular, we are always talking (or singing) about changing the world and I feel that the rhetoric has to be accompanied by the resource and that is what SUSA is about. They have produced ‘Youth Resource Packs’ and they have also started off on a SUSA roadshow, which will take them across the UK to speak to congregations about missional politics and God’s perspective on Government. So please do try to attend one near you!
If I am honest, I feel that most of us are not too young but too old! I feel we wait too long to pursue what God has for us…And I don’t want to alienate anyone who doesn’t consider themselves to be Youth! God has a plan for each and every one of us. Moses led the Children of Israel to freedom in his latter years, Isaac was the son of Abraham and Sarah’s old age and Anna was probably more than 100 years old when she finally saw the Messiah, the promised one, when Mary and Joseph brought the baby Jesus to the Temple.
I hope that encourages you as much as it encourages me! I know that while there is life in my body, God will find a use for me, for His Glory and His Cause.
Next blog I hope to feature an interview with my former MP, Andy Reed. After 9 months in Andy’s office with Dave and John, the May 2010 General Election was held and I went up to Loughborough to help with the Campaign. I was responsible for the Student Campaign and it was an intense period for everyone! I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be involved in such an epic moment in political history, or to support Andy, and to go back to where it all began for me, Loughborough University, where I got my first degree in politics!
So, you will find out all about my experience of the May General Election Campaign 2010, the results and the transition that followed in my next post. Until then, may the Lord bless you and keep you! ~Francesca