God is truly awesome, words really can’t contain Him. A few weeks ago I went to JaHOP for the very first time in my life. The experience I’ve had was really amazing.
During the car ride to Northside Plaza, a friend and I had an interesting conversation. That conversation really helped comfort one of many struggles of life: acquiring all that is right in the world to survive. We tend to look at achieving a degree by 22 latest, getting a job soon after, looking for a spouse then have the kiddies. But what we tend NOT to do is look to God’s timeline for our lives.
God allowed me to realize that even though I may want all these things now, I need let them go. I’ve struggled with singleness for years but God’s awesomeness allowed be to be okay with being content with Him.
God will give you strength and peace.
Dear Lord, I Just ask that you fill us with the peace that comes only from you. Amen
Jesus wants us to “get it” spiritually. He wants us to understand his Word and his plan. But He won’t come down on us for being confused. Instead, He offers us his incredible peace. In the midst of our doubt, confusion and fear, He offers us peace.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
6 Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death thatcomprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever].
Amplified Bible (AMP)
27 Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]
Basic. Moorlands Retreat 2012
It’s that time of the year again. CAMP. The past Labour Day weekend was AMAZING!! I think it’s safe to speak for all counsellors and say the Holy Spirit was truly in that place throughout the whole weekend at retreat. It was a blessing to have a number of counsellors in attendance. Out of the 3 retreats I’ve been to (including this one), this was the best one I’ve experience. It was truly a blessing to all.
God you are just AWESOME, words can’t even contain your love, holiness, awesomeness and goodness. The past weekend has been a blessing unto many as we felt you move through the place to meet with us at our most desperate needs and sorrows. Your name be glorified through our praises, may they have been sweet savor to your heart and move You to see our faithfulness.
We thank You for your wisdom and knowledge that you poured out into us so that we may have have planned the weekend and various camp to the glorification of your name. May the will of You, Jesus, be fulfilled through each came, to win souls for Your kingdom. Jesus let you reign in that place, in our lives as we live lives to honour YOU and YOU alone.
There is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain (Jesus Culture). So I pray Lord that you break every plans of the enemy to prosper in this place. I pray that you convict the hearts of the campers to live for you Lord. Convict the hearts of the counsellors to further their relationships with You. Remove ALL fear and negativity that may hinder growth among us for You, Lord, HAVE NOT given us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
Matthew 4:19 (AMP) And He said to them, Come after Me [as disciples—letting Me be your Guide], follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men!
Lord I pray that we will make disciples of the nations in Your name JESUS. Amen
Keeping Your Strategy
God wants to make us all winners with our resolutions! But He also dreams much bigger for us. Total surrender to Him is so important. Sometime we have to give up we desperately want in order to get something better. We need to ask God if there is anything we need to give up to him in order for us to grow. Here are the las of the pointers about resolutions:
24. Xenophile: One attracted to foreign things. Do not allow yourself to be attracted to things of this world.
25. Yield: yield every sing area of life to the authority of Jesus Christ.
26. Zealous: zealously attack your resolution.
1 Timothy 1:18 - 19 (AMP)
18 This charge and admonition I commit in trust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with prophetic intimations which I formerly received concerning you, so that inspired and aided by them you may wage the good warfare,
19 Holding fast to faith (that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence) and having a good (clear) conscience. By rejecting and thrusting from them [their conscience], some individuals have made shipwreck of their faith.
You Can Do It!
Are you willing to make sacrifices if necessary? What, specifically, will you need to deny yourself in order to reach your goal? Admit to God that it’s tough for yo to deny yourself some of the things you need to keep your resolution. It’s hard to take a step back from some of your friends who don’t share your faith. Tell the Lord you realize he has a calling on your life, and you want to answer his call. And again more resolution pointers:
20. Track: track your progress
21. Understand: understand you’re not perfect and that you’ll mess up.
22. Visualize: visualize victory.
23. Write: write it down.
1 Corinthians 9:27 But [like a boxer] I buffet my body [handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships] and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit [not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a counterfeit]. (AMP)
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose]. (AMP)
2 Corinthians 4:18 Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting. (AMP)