You’ve just sent your kid off to camp for the week and you’ve enjoyed 24 hours of quiet in your house and then it hits you….I wonder what they are doing at camp? I wonder what they are teaching them in chapel? Well…wonder no more. Today, High School Camp 1 Speaker Brian Holland just delivered a simple, powerful, funny and poignant message about having a quiet time with God . What does a quiet time look like: Praying to God, Reading the Bible, Observing what God’s Word says, Meditating on God’s Word, Writing (or journaling), Applying it to our lives and Sharing with it others. Together these key components of a quiet time make up the acronym PROM WAS…something your typical teenager won’t forget..
As summer inches closer day by day, the excitement seems to grow around Mt. Gilead until it’s nothing short of infectious. With counselors arriving, the grounds crew busy at work, sweet smells of delicious food rising out of the kitchen, and prayers ascending to the Father, these grounds are ready for the coming months, and ecstatic about what God is going to do in the lives of every camper that comes out here this summer. God is nothing short of amazing in every way, and we are expecting HIM to do amazing things out here in the next two and a half months or so. It will be incredible.
My family and I are getting to join in on that excitement this year being back at Gilead after 5 wonderful years in Oregon away from camp. While it’s great to be back in our home state of California, that feeling doesn’t compare with knowing that we’re walking in the will of God, available to be used in whatever way He might see fit. For this summer, He is using us to head up/lead the new Timothy Team leadership development programs, and we couldn’t be happier.
Women’s Retreat 2015 “Confident Assurance”
“…let us hold firmly to the faith we profess…” Hebrews 4:14b
Confidence is a quality that is spoken of in scripture as something we should possess. We are given permission by God himself to come boldly before His throne with our requests and burdens. He repeatedly asks us to place our confidence and faith in Him. He reminds us of the confidence we can have as believers in the knowledge that heaven awaits us. And throughout scripture God calls us to have to have confidence in what God is able to accomplish through us. So how do we maintain that confident assurance when we step out our quiet sacred space in our homes and walk into our world and culture that clashes and collides with everything we know to be true about our God? Come join us as retreat speaker Lisa Lantz pulls back the veil to reveal the way back to that “Confident Assurance” that God desires for us but so often eludes us.
“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded” Hebrews 10:35