Monday, April 2, 2012

Vibrant Impact, who we are and what we do

Vibrant Impact began 2 years ago as an encouragement group for young girls ages 13-18. God brought together a team of 5 leaders all with the same vision of reaching out to girls and being a light in this dark world in their lives. God planted a passion within our hearts to show His love and make it present in the lives of girls who deal with the struggles the world throws their way, sex, definition of beauty, being loved, self image, guys, and issues of the emotions and the heart. We have been able to talk to many girls and have been blessed to continue to be present in their lives on a continual basis. With the world throwing sex and it's definition of beauty at us everyday we need to take a stand and not battle it alone. We, who have been through many struggles with that issue and continue to go through those struggles, need to be role models for these young girls and show them that who God is making them is the true definition of beauty. We want to be showing Christ's love in a very Vibrant way with our transparent lives. We want the girls to see that yes we make mistakes but God is there to catch us when we fall and he will never fail us. We want them to realize and cherish the Father(God)/Daughter relationship that is so key in the lives of godly women today. Change starts with us.

As of 2012 we opened the group up to a more college and career aged women's group. I am blessed to be surrounded by such godly women on fire for Christ and willing to go anywhere and serve. We meet at a small coffee shop and dig into God's word and encourage and seek out ways to be a light in this dark world, and it starts with taking that step of Faith and putting it to action in our DAILY lives.
Tonight we talked about Abortion and listened to the sermon "Life" by Matt Chandler excellent points were made and it was so convicting. It got me thinking though, if we as Christians would stop hiding behind our religion and passiveness as to avoid confrontation we could make that change. Why are we so scared to stand up?? What could happen, we could die, but that is our gain! If only more men would stand up and be role models for the younger generations and young woman stand up and be role models for the younger generation what a domino effect that would be. Think about how many unborn children's lives you will save just by that small act of investing maybe a few minutes or even a few years in one young person's life. I can speak from experience. I wouldn't be the woman I am today if it wasn't for a younger woman sharing her testimony and investing time into my life at a younger age. Between the ages of 9 and 16 kids are so vulnerable and starting to find out stuff, seek who they are, and the world can clog their judgement if they don't have godly parents and people to invest in them wisdom from our own walks with Christ and to stand firm on what they believe and not be passive Christians who just do the routine by going to church on Sundays because "that is what our parents made us do". When will we stand up and get backbones and live what we say we believe. Abortion, abuse, and trafficking is going on all around us and we could be that change just by looking at our own lives and tuning into the relationship that Jesus died on the cross for so that we could have that intimacy with God. The relationship is not to be taken lightly. It's an honor to have been chosen as God's son or daughter and it's our privileged to serve Him.

I am excited to see a fellow VI leader put her feet to her Faith as she goes on Mission for Christ to Costa Rica. It's awesome to see a woman sold out for Christ that she would sacrifice everything to serve Him. It is also exciting to see how God is using Vibrant Impact. We may be a small group but God is using it in a mighty way. We are looking to take a team of leaders to Guatemala in January, Lord willing, so we would appreciate your prayers as we seek God's will and as He forms the team. There are a lot of young women who need to know that they are precious and beautiful and cherished by a Father who loves them more than we can imagine. We as VI want to make a impact for Christ and it starts by being vulnerable and transparent with our lives and being willing vessels for Christ to use.

"Many times we like to keep God at 40,000 ft and not let Him into the intimate relationship with us"-Matt Chandler

"Jesus is not looking for fans, or just friends, He is looking for devoted Christ followers.
Jesus is looking for people who love Him more than their lives." -Pastor Andrew Moroz (GCC)

Ephesians 5:1-2
"Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are His dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God."

I see the king of glory
Coming on the clouds with fire
The whole earth shakes
The whole earth shakes

I see his love and mercy
Washing over all our sin
The people sing
The people sing

Hosanna in the highest

I see a generation
Rising up to take their place
With selfless faith
With selfless faith

I see a near revival
Stirring as we pray and seek
We're on our knees
We're on our knees

Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like you have loved me

Break my heart from what breaks yours
Everything I am for your kingdoms cause
As I go from nothing to 

Let's be that generation of change :-)

1 comment:

  1. Amen! So proud of the woman you are for Christ and the commitment you have to making a difference for Christ in the lives of other young women on a continual basis. An example of true discipleship, investing your life in the lives of others daily.