#slowitdownSunday / what I learned from teenagers this summer

the daily Starr slow it down Sunday

Earlier this summer, Brian and I volunteered at the teenage youth camp for our church in the mountains.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how these teenagers shifted my perspective on worship.

Each night as the music began playing at the beginning of service, the teenagers flooded the altars and stood. It was amazing.

No one told them they had to go stand.

No one begged them to come.

They just showed up and worshipped.

All out full abandon to worship.

There was such a distinctive desire to come closer to God and be in His presence. What got my attention most is how they didn’t wait. They just went.

How many times do I wait until Iย feel like itย to worship?

I want to be more like those teenagers at youth camp. I want to run into His presence whether I feel like it or not. At church. At home. In the car.

I don’t have to wait on an invitation. I don’t have to wait on everyone else around me to go first. I can simply show up and jump into His arms.

Full abandon in worship to my Savior, without hesitation.

Lord, help me to be brave and show up in worship to You. Let this be my natural instinct – like a child running into their father’s arms at the end of the day. I want to be known for running straight to You. No more standing back and waiting – I’m coming to You, Lord.

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