Sometimes I forget that I am living my dream. But that is what I am doing. I am following the Lord into the mystery of his goodness and there is no limitation to the greatness that he has planned for my life. I am not bound to anything but the lover of my soul..and in him my soul is free.
I just finished my 8th World Race training camp, and it was by-far one of my favorites. Before my eyes, I saw people receive emotional and physical healing. I saw demons cast out. I witnessed the impact of the wounds and tragic despair from which so many in my generation have been rescued. And I saw the love of a good Father tangibly fall on his children as they believed for the first time that they are worthy of his love.
This is my life. And this is what I read about in the Bible.
I had almost forgotten. I had almost stopped believing that this is normal. There had been a disconnect between my head and my heart. I talked about this stuff, but rarely saw it. I preached about it, but doubted often. After this week, I can’t deny it. I can’t deny God’s desire to be so intimate with his creation that he would be bring healing, comfort and deliverance.
This week I heard stories upon stories that broke my heart. The pain that so many people have suffered is almost unbearable. Though darkness reigned through abuse (physical, sexual, emotional), shame, and fear…God created a beautiful story of redemption. And the fullness of his redemption brings completely wholeness and freedom. That which was stolen, disregarded, and damaged finds restoration, affirmation and value in the redemption of Christ.
It’s not just a Bible story and it’s not just for Sunday morning. It is the powerful work of God to give good gifts to his kids. The gift of love. The gift of a good life. The gift of joy and freedom. The gift of peace.
That is something to rejoice about and to sing at the top of our lungs!
We have good God, who loves passionately and relentlessly! His love transforms us and sets us free! Because he lovesme so wildly, never giving up on me…how could I ever stop loving him?