This afternoon I am taking 20 students into the mountains in order to spend 40 hours with Jesus. We will spend our time reading the Bible, discussing what we’ve studied, and praying about our impact on the world around us. The mountains were chosen for this endeavor because Jesus often withdrew into the mountains when He needed time to be still, or when He had an especially significant message to share with His followers. In a world where information is just a touchscreen away, adults and students alike should deliberately step away from busy and intentionally listen for the voice of the Shepherd.
It is my prayer that during these 40 Hours with Jesus time will stand still so that we can truly relax. I pray that all 20 students and 7 counselors will come down from the mountain renewed, refreshed, and ready to Impact the waiting world for Jesus.
I will write more when time resumes.
In “not a fan.” by Kyle Idleman he tells a story of pursuing his soon-to-be wife. She had borrowed his car and driven 80 miles to see her family for the weekend. He woke up at night and, unable to sleep for thinking of her, told his roommate his dilemma. Neither had transportation so they “borrowed” bikes off the bike rack and rode them to her house. Then he asks how many of us have stories like that about chasing after Jesus. I’m anxious to hear your story from this week.