Before I address the title of this post, a few comments on chapel. Due to the polar vortex, we had only one chapel last week: high school chapel band leading worship through singing on Thursday. I was gone for this chapel, so I don't have photos but I do have great appreciation for this dedicated group of students.
Why was I not at chapel? I was at the Calvin Symposium on Worship in Grand Rapids. While there is much to share, I will focus my thoughts on just one thing: a spiritual high point. The time is filled with worship services, fellowship and workshops. At workshops people will often stay longer to ask the speaker(s) questions. I was at a workshop on a particular church and worship, and when it concluded, I felt led to not ask a question but to request prayer–prayer that I may truly be led by God more and more as a Bible teacher and "chapel guy".
The resulting prayer was a holy moment as tears streamed down my face. I am so glad that I asked for prayer and not merely some follow-up question. Afterwards, this time led me to think, "why are Christians, in general, so reluctant to ask others to pray for them for personal matters of their lives?" How is God calling you to humble yourself and ask someone else to pray for a need in your life?
High School. Tuesday: Jason Turner, Thursday: Craig Troxel
Middle School: Mr. W. (me) on the Gospel
Location: Timothy Christian Schools