This weekend, I had the privilege to serve as Chaplain for the ELCA’s Youth Leadership Summit. Youth from 46 synods across the country came together for a time of learning, prayer, fellowship, and fun with the theme, “Equip to Gift” from Ephesians 4:11-13. Our youth are filled with passion, compassion, joy, hope, and desire for diversity, welcome, and inclusion. I am excited to see how God will continue to use them in the world!
I wrote and shared the following blessing throughout this weekend and was asked to share:
And now, may the Spirit of the Lord stir within you.
May the Spirit of the Lord help you recognize the gifts with which you have been equipped.
May the Spirit of the Lord direct you to the particular places and spaces where you have been called to use your gifts.
May the Spirit of the Lord surround you with people to accompany you on the journey to live out your call.
May the Spirit of the Lord fire you up to live into all you are called to be.
May the Spirit of the Lord give you courage to be authentically you, just as you have been created, by the grace of God, for the sake of the world.
–Rev. Tiffany C. Chaney