We are in countdown mode for the winter retreat! It's crazy from here on out and let me tell you it's been nothing short of crazy miraculous stuff so far!
Today at one point I think 5 people were a trying to talk to me at the same time and I'm not sure who wasn't important so I was trying to accommodate them all which made my insides completely chaotic. I started to get completely overwhelmed and I started to panic thinking I was going to lose it. I just kept breathing (that's always a good thing), praying "please Jesus" because I wasn't even sure what I needed, and thanking Him for sending tons of youth staff to help me get all the stuff needed to get done, done.
I worshipped to music, prayed, told kids they were God's masterpiece, and I needed to get one more thing printed. I could have easily done the task thing I needed to get done and skipped life groups because my co leader was there but I chose relationship over the task & I was so glad I did. Kids will not remember who printed the forms, but they will remember who loved them.
The song "beautiful things" the lyrics are amazing
All this pain
I wonder if I’ll ever find my way
I wonder if my life could really change at all
All this earth
Could all that is lost ever be found
Could a garden come up from this ground at all
You see, so many times I'm overwhelmed, I wonder if I will ever get "there" wherever the heck "there" is. I am working through so much. And sometimes I'm overwhelmed by the greatness of God and sometimes overwhelmed by the smallness of me. I guess that's 2 Cor 12:9 in real life.
His grace is sufficient for me.
He makes beautiful things. He makes beautiful things out of us.
Here I am Lord. I'm believing I am who you say I am. I'm clinging to You in the chaos of it all, knowing who You are. Loving You. Knowing You created me
the righteousness of God
a new creation
belonging to God
daughter of God
a part of Gods family
chosen by God
not a mistake
a child of God
valuable beyond measure
Holy & blameless
wise & restored
Worthy of love
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. (Ephesians 2:10 NLT)