When I was on staff with Campus Crusade, we often had our weekly meetings on Thursday nights. The weekly meeting was a time used for outreach, encouragement, and a “front porch” for our ministries. Students could invite friends who were skeptical about the claims of Christ, and have a low-pressure environment for them to investigate, wrestle, and think through things.
I’m so thankful for the things God did in my own heart on Thursday nights. As a student, the weekly meeting was a blast. But if I’m honest, there were times as staff that I saw it more as a chore than a blessing. But without fail, each time I thought of it as a chore, God would show up in a way that made clear to me why he had me lugging around sound equipment, engaging strangers in conversation, and staying up all night at IHOP or Dairy Queen having random conversations.
The fact of the matter is that God changed many hearts on Thursday nights. He still does. I’m so thankful to have been a part of it.