Hey guys! I am officially on vacation for the next 11 days, so I will have lots of time to write posts! I am dedicating this vacation to God and using it as a time to seek Him 100%. I don’t have any school, chores, or obligations whatsoever (minus my online college course I’m taking), so I am free to do what I want. I brought my Bible Doctrines textbook with me, I have a stack of books by Mark Batterson, Max Lucado, C.S. Lewis, etc., and I’ve been listening to David Platt’s Radical Together podcast on an app called Podbean (it’s an amazing app–you should check it out!). My plan is to read, watch, listen, write, and just ask God what He wants to show me. I haven’t been as consistent with my prayers as I would like, so I’m going to work on that too. Basically, I’m just surrendering everything to God and listening to what He has to say. No distractions. No noise. Just God. I still plan on having fun and doing normal vacation things, mind you, but I just really feel the need to seek God.
During the drive here, I was messaging a friend from camp and I got all the camp feels and now I want to go back so bad!! The only way I know how to put into words how I feel every time I think about camp is “pure Jesus joy.” You know that one verse in Job where he says “O, how my heart yearns within me” talking about seeing God? That is how I felt on the way here thinking about all the time I have available to spend with Jesus these next 11 days. I’ve never taken this much time to seek God like I hope to, and I can’t wait to see and hear what God has for me.
Anyway, I’m not sure what I’m going to do as far as blogging during this time. I might do a series on seeking God, or I might just write about what God tells me. I might post every day, or I might only post once. I’m not sure yet; that’s something I have to pray about.
I understand that not all of you reading this can just take 11 days off and devote that time to God. I happen to be very, very blessed to have the privilege of being here right now. BUT–I want to encourage you to spend as much time as you can. One of my recent posts talked about how God wants you to grow in your relationship with Him even more than you yourself do. He loves you and wants to spend time with you alone in the secret place. If that means waking up ten minutes earlier this week, do it. If it means praying during your lunch break instead of x, y, or z, do it. Whatever you can do, wherever you are, do it.
I have so many ideas for blogs posts, but again, I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do. I’ll ask God and get back to you 😉
Sorry for the abrupt ending, but that’s all I’ve got to say for now! Until next time, Church! God bless y’all ❤