Hey y’all! Sorry this blog is been taking awhile for me to post. I don’t have wifi in my hotel and didn’t get a chance to post until today. So I think I am just going to give you guys a brief update of some things I have been learning because its only been six days of the two months and I have already learned sooo much!
I would just like to start out by talking about the theme for the summer here on project: Immeasurable Riches. #LP13Riches
The reference to this is Ephesians 2:6-7 “and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus so that in the coming of ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus”
This is such a powerful verse and I am so blessed to be learning about Jesus’ everlasting grace over the summer. When I think of this verse, I think of how the coming of ages if referring to the future of eternal blessings with Christ. We are so blessed that we have immeasurable riches in Christ Jesus that we dont have to be looking at our wealth and our clothes for value. All our value should be placed in Christ. A verse we talked about was Matthew 13:44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.”
We should be like this merchant who went and sold EVERYTHING for heaven. We should want to have all of the riches of Christ, nothing compares to this, not even wealth in the world. This man found joy in the riches of Christ and not in the money. After reading this verse, I prayed for a heart like that, that money wouldn’t be a worry, that I would be just in rich in Christ.
I also attended a church on Sunday, Trinity Episcopal Church, that had amazing worship and a great sermon. The pastor ended his sermon with a convicting question:
Does the Lord have your heart?
-Do you pray?
-Do you rest?
-Do you love?
This was very convicting for me and helped me reflect over my life and pray about it.
Today (June 5th), was our was evangelism training day. I am soo pumped about it. Instead of going out today and actually evangelizing, we decided to reflect on the beach by watching people and praying about them. We read several verses and then had some questions to reflect on. One of the questions that really stuck out to me was: What is keeping people from Christ? This open my mind to the people around me and really just broke my heart for the people. This makes me want to be less judgmental because I want to grow to have a Christ-like mind set. Our group talked about how non-believers are on earth and it is the closest thing to heaven they will ever get, and for believers this is the closest thing to hell we will ever experience. What a game changing thought. Whenever I am going through something hard, I feel like I should understand that it is only a small obstacle and something so much bigger lies ahead for me. I am so excited and on fire to evangelize to my co-workers and on the beach.
I love absolutely everything on project, I am growing so much with the Lord and everybody is holding me accountably and I am gaining so many friendships fast. We have had two socials, one was a scavenger hunt around Myrtle Beach where we did the bernie in front of a crowd of people and took pictures of random things everywhere and we also watched an awesome movie. We have three teams on project and last night, we had our first “team time”. For our team time, our group met at the top of a parking deck and had “speed dating”. Speed dating was one of the coolest things to do because we got to spend a few minutes with each person and learn little bit about them and what God is doing in their life. We are growing so much little by little. I am so excited to see Gods plan for the rest of summer!
I will write soon!!
Thanks for reading 🙂
Romans 1:16 is on my mind… go read it