Monday, February 16, 2009
It's For The Better
I sit here with smile on my face, thinking about my amazing experience this weekend, or I should say the past 4 days (which includes today). Yes Ski Trip for my youth group, which was completely different this year than last year. I spent my 2 hours before our departure for the trip at Joel's house on Friday, and we both were really stoked about it; yet we both were hurting. Both of our pain was similar, yet different. I loved how Don Helton structured Saturday night, cause God was truly at work in the hearts of every single person in that room (for what I believe). It was so amazing, that after we were finished, we still lifted up praises to God, and prayed for one another. Sunday night hit me hard as well, cause Don was talking about being servants, by living a life of laying low (humility) which was based off of Philippians 2:1-11. Pretty much earlier in the day after talking with Joel, about the pain we were both in, I discovered about how selfish I was towards my friends, and it made me feel like was being a horrible friend. Not only that, but I was reminded about how much I felt I have hurt my friends by crossing the line of expressing humor towards them. Like I've told a couple people before I'm learning that humor has it's limits on certain people; yea everyone has a sense of humor, cause if God didn't have a sense of humor than we wouldn't have one. So yes......there is so much I have crammed in here....or so it seems, and there is so much more that I want to say about this weekend. So all I can say is that I am thanking God for teaching me so much these past couple days, and giving me a renewed desired to live a life that's glorifying and plasing to him, a life that revolves around Christ....with a heart...full of humilty and love.