From Frozen to Faithful
How God Used the Breakfast to Wake Me Up
I am not alone!
That’s the thought I’ll always remember. The thought swept over me the first moment I walked into the High Tech Prayer Breakfast. Here was this huge ballroom filled with fellow executives at a prayer-based function. Simply amazing!
Matt Stevens told me about the High Tech Prayer Breakfast quite a few years prior to my attending. He had become a table host, and also had been going to a Bible study associated with the prayer breakfast. The bible study sounded interesting, but I just couldn’t seem to get out bed early enough to get to the study.
Frozen Chosen to Study Regular
One time at church I heard someone refer to a category of Christians as “The Frozen Chosen.” That description fit me well at the time. I believed in Jesus. I accepted him as my Lord and Savior. But you would have had trouble finding proof of that at work. I kept my head down as a Christian.
At that year’s Prayer Breakfast, the local speaker was Charlie Paparelli. He also happened to be the leader of that bible study Matt had been inviting me to. I listened to Charlie and was impressed by his authenticity. I remember thinking, “I can learn from that guy.”
A few weeks later I started attending Charlie’s bible study. I became a regular and it challenged me in my walk as a Christian. That led to me leading a similar bible study, and also becoming a table host for the prayer breakfast.
God’s Launching Pad in My Life
I love having these ministries in my life. The High Tech Prayer Breakfast gave me a launching pad for my own workplace ministry. These ministries have given me amazing opportunities to come along side people as they grow in their faith.
I’m reminded of something I once heard a pastor say: As the carpenter builds the house, the house builds the carpenter. As I got more involved with ministering to others through the High Tech Prayer Breakfast, my relationship with God has also grown deeper.
When I think about inviting people to the prayer breakfast now, I see it as a chance for them to start the adventure of a lifetime.
My ministries are really what made Christ real throughout my life, and it all started with the High Tech Prayer Breakfast.