I’ve always loved running, but I’ve never been good at it. And it’s super hard to play soccer (especially center midfield–omw) when you’re dying and trying to catch your breath. So, back in January, I decided I was going to start running regularly. My family and I got memberships to the town recreation center, and now I go two or three times a week. And I LOVE it.
I always wear my Bluetooth headphones when I run, and let me just tell you there is nothing quite as freeing as sprinting while whisper-screaming (it’s a public facility) Christian music. When I went two nights ago, I had songs like “Irresistible” by Life.Church Worship, “Changed” by Jordan Feliz, and “Ready Set Go” by Royal Tailor blasting through my headphones for all 5 1/2 miles (it wasn’t all running; I walked quite a bit). The adrenaline rush it gave me was crazy awesome.
And I kind of feel the same way about the Holy Spirit in my life. I’ve never really understood the power of the Spirit; it was always ‘He’s the part of the trinity that lives inside of us, aha, yeah.’ But since being baptized, I’ve felt way more of what I imagine the disciples felt in the upper room during Pentecost. The longing to just go out and do something is crazy insane. He’s given me this huge adrenaline rush and I don’t know what to do with it.
There’s this camp that I’ve gone to the last two years, and in short it’s a super awesome week filled with powerful worship services, convicting messages, and an opportunity to go out into the city and spread the love of Jesus. I like doing the work camp, so every day for three days I get up early and go to some stranger’s house to help them paint, build a porch, put up a new ceiling, or whatever else it is that their house needs. You could also choose to go into the city and run VBS-style activities for kids, or there’s sports camps as well. But no matter what aspect people sign up for, I’ve never heard anything bad about this camp. It’s just that awesome. It gets put in the local news every year, and I think last year we even got a shout-out on K-Love! Needless to say, I’m dying to go again. I’ve legit lost sleep because I’m so excited, and it’s still two months away!
I feel that I’ve been filled with the Holy Spirit, and now all I want to do is go. Just ready, set, go! Imagine what the Church could accomplish if every Christian had the same fire that I do right now. It’s such a freeing thing, like sprinting on an adrenaline rush and whisper-screaming Christian music. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. God says that if you believe in Him, His Holy Spirit lives inside of you too, so what are you waiting for? Ready, set, go!