Isaac Del Toro is the Creative Director at Awaken. Anything that you see in print or on screens at Awaken, Isaac and his team have designed. He also oversees all audio & video at Awaken, making sure the Gospel gets out to countries around the world. With all that he’s involved in, he has a unique viewpoint of the ministry that goes on all over the church. Here’s a blog he wrote about it…
Almost every movie or story has that “Moment of Truth” – “The Turing Point”. We have followed the main character on an adventure, but now we see if the journey or adventure was even worth it. Has there been growth? Did the cold heart of the “Big Bad Boss” melt? Does he put his life on the line, to save his one true love? Is the hero brave enough to face his worst fear? Everyone has a few of these scattered in their own life, but there is one in your own story that outweighs all the others. Everyone must answer the question, “What will you do with Jesus?”
Maybe the time came for you when a random person stopped you and asked questions about God. Or maybe it was that co-worker you talked to for weeks that seemed different but you couldn’t put your finger on why. For me, it was when I was a young kid, sitting in my parents’ room. I was talking to my mom and asking about what it means to follow Jesus. For many it happens when you are sitting in a church service.
The Gospel has a way at targeting individuals, and people often feel like everything the pastor has been saying is directed right at them. That’s what the question arises, “Am I ready to follow Jesus?” Bam! That’s “The Moment of Truth.”
At Awaken, when someone steps forward and decides to make Jesus their Savior, we call it a “profession of faith.” We like to make a big deal about it, because it is a big deal! The eternal destination of a person’s soul has just been changed! If heaven can have a party, “when even one sinner repents,” (Luke 15:7) why shouldn’t we be celebrating too?!
When you serve on the ministry side of Church, these are the moments we all long for. They make all those long hours preparing for service, scheduling volunteers, learning Bible lessons, cleaning toilets and a trash full of Red Bulls to finish up that video, worth it. All that time and effort paid off and had an eternal result. It’s so awesome when you get to see how God uses the gifts He gave to you.
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:9-10
We may not always get to be around for that “Moment of Truth.” However, don’t take for granted the opportunity to be involved, if even if it seems insignificant. It could play a role in someone’s story of how they came to faith in Jesus Christ!
Want to be apart of the action? Go to awakenchurch.org/connect or swing by Awaken Connect in the foyer of either venue for more info on all the ministries at Awaken Church.