9/29/2003

camping.....

   Just got back from a guys retreat at Lake Nacimiento with the Bridge. We wake boarded, jetski'd, we worshiped and talked about "guy" stuff. I made some new friends and strengthened some old ones. I got a sun tan/burn, sore muscles, and almost won the tubing competition (I have to give the first place award to    Quin, he got mad skills...and he is the only one that snapped to rope as I whipped him around) I got to spend some much needed time alone as well. Time to just "rest" in what God is doing in and around me.     I remember when I was in Bible College I had so much time that "resting" was never really a problem. I would walk with Jesus for almost an hour a day thru most of my years at school. But somehow..through graduating, getting married and all that I have often missed those time of rest. In fact it was more a time of "spiritual camping" on who God is. I remember those time I would leave the daily to purse the eternal and I would always come back refreshed and renewed. Not only in God but even in my flesh, my insecurities would be carried away as I stood at the feet of the everlasting. I would think it should be the opposite. Coming to the one that is everything, logical at least, we should feel insignificant and ill-equipt. But it was those moments that the Alpha and Omega would secure my place in His heart, and help me to understand this uncomprehendable paradox. While I was nothing His love for me made me everything to Him, which is the most secure place to be.....    Father, thank you so much for giving me this time to "camp" with you. And thanx for putting me with these guys that love you so much and desire to encourage one another....