to experience God…
Psalm 143:8 says,
Let me experience your faithful love in the morning, for I trust You. Reveal to me the way I should go because I long for You.
This Psalm of David is a cry, a plea, for God to pull him out of the darkness that his lukewarm faith had plunged him into headlong. This got me thinking. How often do we take time to really EXPERIENCE our Heavenly Father? How does this happen? I think it is simple; we take ourselves out of the forefront of our lives and put God where He belongs. At IMPACT Camp, Linden has almost 0% cell service. We didn’t have a camp of students who walked around checking timelines, news feeds, Instagram pics, or Twitter feeds. Instead of drama, we had devotion. Instead of work, we had worship. Instead of posts, we had praise. The students took time to experience God. This wasn’t just a student thing either. On Thursday, we had a color war (similar to the color me rad races) where hundreds of pounds of colored powder was mixed and then thrown at each other in organized chaos. Before the students ever got to the field to play, adult sponsors were there mixing and preparing the powder. The adults began to throw powder at each other. They laughed, they ran, and they played like 5 year olds on Christmas day. They too were experiencing the awesome presence and fellowship that God desires for us. No emails were being sent, no offices were being called, and no text messages were being answered. They experienced, and for a brief moment in time–worry, stress, and doubt melted away for even the adults.
What is stopping you from taking time to EXPERIENCE God each day? Do we jump up first thing in the morning to open social media feeds instead of opening God’s Word and feeding ourselves? Have we allowed our schedule and our world to come before being in church AND serving? Have we taken the time to have a conversation with our creator? I am aware that life is short. That is why I urge you to invest in your eternity and your relationship with God the father. It is time well spent, and you just might find yourself a little less stressed, a little less worried, and a little less doubtful when we take time to experience His faithful love.
In Christ Alone,