Why is it that when we ask someone to trust is we expect them to immediately act off that yet God is constantly wishing we would just trust his word and act on that yet we wait for the fulfillment of that trust before we act?? This is the question I pondered through this week.
Week #4 starts tomorrow and man am I stoked! Back working with the 1&2nd Graders and starting off strong with creach day AND dining shift. Whoo. I am so pumped to see how God is going to work in and around the staff this week.
It is always so interesting to be around those of a more charismatic tradition than I because they constantly point out coincidences to me that I would have overlooked. I am convinced that I come out of the conversations with more sense of Gods sovereignty over all things. It is because one of these conversations that I became aware of a trust problem.
About halfway through my week I hit a wall and was dead tired and as any camp counselor would do begins to pray for energy and excitement for the week. And then I sat around waiting for that to come so I could get back into the game.
It’s as if I had a meter (imagine like your gas gauge) and I was sitting there going “alright my light is on I only have this much energy left so I better go fill up before I do anything else.” How daft of an idea is that?? Quickly I was convicted by the story I had heard countless times that week of a child who could not swim jumping confidently into the water into his fathers hands trusting he would catch him. I was definently not confidently jumping and trusting God to catch me! I wasn’t even on the diving board. And so I decided to give all of my energy into the week and of course God was faithful and I had a great week. But that got me thinking about this trust issue and how often I would sit waiting for God to be faithful when I wasn’t even really making any effort at all. This whole weeks thinking got summed up pretty well in MUFHH tonight. “God’s grace produces men and women with a strong family likeness to Jesus Christ, not pampered, spoiled weaklings. It takes a tremendous amount of discipline to live the worthy and excellent life of a disciple of Jesus in the realities of life. And it is always necessary for us to make an effort to live a life of worth and excellence.”
This week will be great just wanted to share that learned moment from last week. For this week prayer for rest, engaging bible studies, and Gods hands on the lives of these kids would be appreciated!
May God Bless You This Week!