(This was written June 26th, just didn’t get to post it til today)
I so wish that I could update my blog more often but I don’t get Internet access enough or a lot of free time. So I didn’t get to post a lot of updates on my last blog entry I just went in detail about one talk that really spoke to my heart. So I just want to give you some updates,
On evangelism: the second week of evangelism we had our training and then we went to the beach to just had some conversations with people and brought up why we are here as much as possible. This was a practice for when we would actually start getting into conversation with people we are going to evangelize with. This past week we had another evangelize training and then we focused on praying for our coworkers and discussing ways we can serve them at work. This is important because we are here to also change the people’s life at our work. We want to show them Jesus in how we work and how we serve customers. Today is evangelism training and we will be evangelizing on the beach, so exciting! I am nervous but ready to share with people the riches of our wonderful God.
On Prayer and Praise: My favorite thing about LP so far has definitely been Prayer and Praise on Sunday nights. We worship and we also have some great reflect and prayer. This just opens up my eyes to something every single week and feel like his time has been perfect. During our reflecting time a verse I went over was 1 John 4:19 “We love each other because he loved us first”. Our reflecting questions were about learning to love all people and do you really love all people the way Christ does. This is SO convicting for me. We are all judgmental sinners, me included. When I read this verse I understand that Jesus loved us no matter what we’ve done or who we are and we need to learn to love people the way Jesus does.
On theme meetings: Our theme meeting last week was Old people!! It was so fun to flash forward 50 years and dress like it. Our theme talk was on diversity. This was another huge eye opener that I wasn’t expecting. When people think of diversity they really don’t think of God saying we need to have diversity. But the main point of the talk was that “ Our goal is to increase your riches tonight by helping you see how the difference of others are an opportunity for riches rather than a threat to riches.” I have never thought of people not like myself in this way. People not like me have something to offer me that I might miss out if I don’t try to interact with them and that is Christ. In fact you are robbing them of their riches in Christ by not talking to them also. When we reject people, we are REJECTING CRHIST, this blows my mind. This week our theme night was animals; I was a black cat. This theme meeting was on relationships! It was actually a two-day talk by two married people on staff. This is an important talk for everyone to hear. I am just going to say some key points I got from the talk. The first thing is that the worldview is that is normal to date just to have fun and have someone. This is wrong. Dating is for marriage and you should date when you feel fully connected with God and you SEE Jesus in that person. You should date for commitment and getting more of Jesus not for the fun of being around someone though that will come with being in a relationship when you are compatible with the person. We must be content with being single before we can be content being in a relationship. So we must find complete joy in having a relationship with Jesus and when we are happiest with that he will bring a person into our life that will bring you even more Jesus. This is such an amazing thought. Another thing I took from the talk is that we don’t need to emotional invest ourselves in people we don’t intend on dating. The men’s job in the relationship is to initiate everything; the calls, texts, hugs, engagement, marriage. (Ephesians 5:23) It is the women’s job to respond so we must guard our hearts in this (Proverbs 4:23). All of this makes me think of how much more I need of God in a relationship. Pray about these things and that you will find joy in God not a relationship. If you are in a relationship, you should still love Jesus more than you love your boyfriend/girlfriend.
And the highlight of my week was deffffff my parents coming to visit!!!! such a blessing,wish i could have spent more time with them!
A song that stuck with me this week:
“Set a fire down in my soul
That I cant contain, cant control
I want more of you God
I want more of you God”
So some people have been telling me that they have been reading my blog and it’s inspiring them and pointing them to Christ. This is so amazing to hear, but I don’t take any credit for writing for this because this is all coming from what I am learning through God. So I really hope this point’s people to Christ!
“I have hidden your word in my heart,
That I may not sin against you.”