Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 4 and Done

After a great week with the youth we are all finally home and licking our wounds. Thankfully these aren't spiritual wounds or bad wounds at all... just tired and sore from increased muscle activity! When we weren't exploring caves, swimming in the lake, or spotting Zebras at the ranch we studied the doctrine of salvation from Ephesians 2:1-10. I'm praying now that all that information and explanation is bearing fruit as the kids get settled back into their homes. One of the more difficult things as a pastor (or any Christian for that matter) is sitting back and trusting God to bring the growth. It isn't hard to trust God-- He has completely proved His trustworthiness and is completely deserving of our trust... but it is hard to be patient and not try to coerce growth. You can stifle a garden by over watering. So my head will hit the pillow tonight thinking of the good fellowship and bonding I shared with our youth but it will also hit the pillow with a clear conscience knowing that the gospel seed has been sown and God will accomplish with it what He wills. May the Lord bring a harvest for His glory!

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