They call themselves 777 Skateboards. Their goal is unorthodox: to take the gospel to the thousands of teenagers who spend most of their lives on skateboard ramps.
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Have you ever noticed that empty houses rarely remain empty? Whether you realize it or not, there are unwanted dwellers that can't wait for you to move out so they can move in. I'm not talking about vagrants or homesteaders. I'm talking about stealthier unwanted guests.
You can clean a room and within days, dust, mites, spider webs and other uninvited guests take advantage of your industriousness. Rest assured, empty spaces don't remain empty for long. Sooner or later, something will take up residence.
We believers also must be careful of the dangers that lurk when we have empty spaces in our lives. Many times, when we respond to God's call, we come loaded with baggage. We're laden with broken dreams, bad habits and lousy attitudes. But as good housekeepers, we strive to rid our lives of such ills.
Christians try to clean up their lives by attending church on a regular basis, cutting ties with the past and giving up bad things we once considered fun. But it's not enough to simply get rid of our negative stuff. We must fill the void with God's desires for our lives lest we end up worse off than when we started.
In case you haven't noticed, the devil loves a vacuum. He loves it when we leave him just enough space to bring in spirits of doubt, heaviness and fear.
When something bad or negative happens to us, we discover that our faith is either strong or made of empty things. How do you respond in times of stress or when you're devastate