Well, somehow our two weeks of summer staff training are almost over and our little campers will be here in a few short days. These 10 days that we’ve been together have been amazing, and I have found myself thanking God every night for this wonderful, wonderful community. Never before have I been in a community like this one, there’s something so lovely about it that I can’t even begin to describe.
Right now, I feel like God is really molding and shaping me. He’s been making me new over and over again, turning me into His person, into Himself.
I used to pray for God to come be a part of me. But then I realized that wasn’t really what I wanted. Because I didn’t actually want anything to do with myself anymore. I just wanted to be Him.
I feel like that’s what God is starting to do and what He’s showing me He can do over this summer if I let Him. He’s turning me into Himself, making me look more like Him with every experience I have, with every person I talk to. And I’m so, so excited for the person He’s going to create in me over this summer and the next year.
He is truly making me new. Oh man, He is wonderful.
Seize life! Eat bread with gusto,
Drink wine with a robust heart.
Oh yes-God takes pleasure in your pleasure!
Dress festively every morning.
Don’t skimp on colors and scarves.
Relish life with the spouse you love
Each and every day of your precarious life.
Each day is God’s gift. It’s all you get in exchange
For the hard work of staying alive.
Make the most of each one!
Whatever turns up, grab it and do it. And heartily!”
— Ecclesiastes 9:7-10
I’ve been thinking we might need a little break, tumblr and I.