Hunter’s Thoughts from the Summer!!

imageSo, the interns have taken over my blog again!!! Excited for you guys to check out what Hunter has learned this summer! I am amazed at how God continues to use this place to draw his people closer to him!! 

What up guys, my name is Hunter Brown I am interning at The Connection this summer and I just want to tell you what’s been going on, what this summer has taught me, and how this summer has changed my life and my walk with Christ. When I was first offered the internship, I wasn’t too sure if I would be able to do it and play football too but, through prayer God said “do both”. Long story short I took the internship and still kept playing football. At the beginning of the summer, I was kind of scared to be over at Countryside but, because of God, I’ve developed many relationships with the kids over in Countryside. I had a goal to pray for one kid there and till this date I pray for him. Now, let me tell you about how God works! A couple of weeks ago, we were at victory sports and this particular kid came along with us. Now, this whole time I knew he wasn’t saved but, one emotional night he made the best decision he could ever make, he gave his life to Christ!!!
What I’ve learned.
Coming into this internship, I thought I was just going to sit back and watch, but God had other plans for me. The biggest thing God has taught me is to have an open mind, heart, and to always be open to meet new people, and to always be ready, because if God wants something done he’s going to have it his way. Out of those few things, the hardest thing for me to do was be open to meeting new people. I’m the kind of person that if I don’t know you, I don’t talk to you but, God has really worked on me with that and now I’ll talk to anyone about anything. This internship has given me so much knowledge to take back home and everywhere I go.
My walk with Christ.
Before this summer I was not living my life for Christ but, as of July 14 at victory sports I rededicated my life. All summer long myself and a few others have seen my walk with Christ strengthen. I say this all the time “I am in awe of how God works”. I say this because if you knew me before this summer, you would know I was not right with Christ. I’m not the person I am now that I was five months ago when all this really started. There’s a saying  that pictures don’t change but the people in them do. I am a perfect example of this. To be a Christian is a great thing but it’s not easy. Now I’m not at all a perfect Christian and no one is but the one thing us as Christians should do is strive to be a perfect Christian. This summer I have been really challenged on one verse Luke 9:23 (csb) Then he said to all of them “if anyone of you wants to come with me, he must deny himself, TAKE UP HIS CROSS DAILY, and follow me”. This is my go to verse, every time I see or hear this, God speaks to me and reminds me to take up my cross and follow him, do as he tells me, listen to his command, and never forsake him.
How this internship has changed my life
About five and half months ago God put a special someone in my life, through this time we have worked on bettering our walk with Christ. This internship has shown me so much that I can take onto the mission field myself. This internship doesn’t end when the summer does. This is something I will carry for the rest of my life. Just because school starts back, I will continue surrounding myself in God’s Word, even if this means losing friends. This summer is one I will never forget! It has changed my life in so many ways. First, it has shown me no matter who you are, or what you’ve done, God still loves you and wants you to come to know him on a personal level. Secondly, God reminded me to never look down on someone. What right do we have to judge some, when we look at the big picture our judgment means nothing. We shouldn’t worry about what others think about us because, God’s judgment is the only one we should care about. Also it has changed my prayer life. Let me tell you this….. never doubt the power of prayer. I’ve seen firsthand how God answers prayers. I’ll say it again I am in awe of how God works. My life before this internship was going down the wrong road, but God has put certain people, and an atmosphere like the Connection to bring me back to him.
Thank you for taking your time to read what I had to say today. Thank you and God bless!!!
-Hunter Brown

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5 thoughts on “Hunter’s Thoughts from the Summer!!

  1. Gwen

    This is awesome Hunter! So proud that God is working in your life. Takes a really strong young man to let God be first in his life & even stronger to put it out there for all to see! Keep up the good works. God Bless you

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  2. Hunter, You touched my heart today. I tell you I am literally wiping tears from my eyes as I type this. Your blog has been such an inspiration and a blessing to me today. You never know just how much God can use something you say or write, it can be the smallest thing to you, but carry the world to someone else. I am so glad God has touched you this summer. You are amazing and thank you soooo much for sharing this message. God has great plans for you. And let me say as far as maybe losing friends this year, that ok, because Romans 8:31″What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” God Bless you Hunter.

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  3. KELLI P. TURNER

    Hunter I have received a blessing by reading about your journey this summer. I am so proud of you and the Christian young man you are developing into. I will pray for you as you grow into the Man God has intended you to be. As you said your friends may not be your same friends as before, but as you know with prayer and God’s help, those friends may start growing also. The road will be bumpy, but I know if you remember who is on your side, you will be ok. I know you have a huge support group that is there for you and know I will also support you in any way I can. Especially in prayer. God is Great all the time!

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  4. Beverly Smith

    Proud of you. Happy for you! For every false friend you lose, God will send you the opportunity to meet a like minded person who might become a true friend. Stay strong and walk in the light of our Lord.

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