We experienced yet another Spirit filled worship time. The issue of our salvation was the underlying subject right throughout the day. A chorus line “My heart and flesh cry out for You the living God, I’ve tasted and I’ve seen, come once again to me, I will draw near to You, I will draw near to You…” resounded as different individuals recounted what they have tasted of the Lord, 3 days into our bootcamp. There wasn’t a single person that was not in awe of our Savior! Worship once again played an instrumental role in setting the tone for the day. Watching young people come to the realization that God is nothing but love never gets gets old and our young people are most certainly bathing in it. Psalm 34:8 says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him” and we are seeing our people keenly taking refuge in Him.
We had the Dynamic Duo, Jodi and Adam Woodden speak to the team today. This couple literally live and breathe in presence of the Holy Spirit and exemplify Jesus Christ very well indeed. Jodi spoke on the subject of forgiveness and explained how holding on to hurt and pain will affect your life for the negative. She touched on triggers and digging deep to find out what hurts you and why. This proved to be revelation for our young people as I overheard Tayne recounting in his flock group time that if you can’t forgive you can’t come close to God. Jodi also affirmed in the hearts of each of the team that if they have Jesus they have power and it’s always good to know your power!
Adam backed up after Jodi speaking on the importance of having a heart for God and spending time in His presence. If anyone knows how to spend time in Gods presence it’s Adam. He expounded on what it means to be ready for Jesus to grow in you and grow you in your personal walk with Him. Get ready for growth! Get closer to Jesus so that He can fine tune who you are. A lot of times young people young people find it easier to go along with the crowd because they don’t know who they are in Christ! He is not head knowledge He is a heart experience and you only sin when you are not with God so ” STAY WITH GOD”!!!
David and Kathleen Tabor brought dinner tonight. The chicken curry with steamed rice was delicious and we polished off our meal with ice cream bars.
We ended our day watching the movie “The Passion of Christ”. This brought a real sobering effect on each of us by getting a glimpse of what it means when it says, Jesus died for our sins. I believe their was a greater respect and a humbling of literally seeing what Jesus did for us and God’s overwhelming love for us. Adam’s words came to fruition when he said “God IS NOT head knowledge”. The feedback was pure heart responses and I kind of wished the parents would’ve been there to hear each team members heart response.
A quote from Adam Woodden today, “God is real, so He does real things”…