Sunday, August 8, 2010

disregard the dust

Hi Friends.
Please disregard the dust on my blog, lol.
I am very excited to write today. It has been a most adventurous and wonderful two weeks since my last post.

July 25-31 was our annual youth camp. God was so good to us. His presence there was so powerful and sweet. We took 140+ teenagers up to Polk City, Fl and stayed at our favorite Camp: Gamp Gilead. We studied through the book of Joshua among other topical teachings and devotionals. Chains were broken, lives were healed and eyes were opened as Christ was revealed. It truly was a beautiful time. I love the camp experience and the fire it fuels in the lives of these kids. What is even more exciting is witnessing these kids seeking the Lord and encouraging one another after they have returned to their homes, to their phones, to facebook and what not. God is on the move and UTH NATION is moving right alongside with Him. Awesome God, I worship you in wonder :D

Another recap: HEAL Group. Yesterday morning we concluded our HEAL study. Lesson 6 (Abundant Living) was the perfect ending to a wonderful study through Psalm 139. This study has been most delightful and convicting. The Lord has done a great work in my heart and in the heart of the 6 girls who boldly joined me on this journey. Never, in all my years of walking with the Lord, have I experienced God's grace like I have in the last 4 months. I had an understanding of His grace yet in that knowledge I had not experienced grace in a personal and intimate way. This study has been the tool God used and continues to use as He searches my heart and leads me in the path of everlasting. Be in prayer for the next 6 girls that will begin a wonderfully made journey this coming Sept/Oct.

Throughout the course of this week, I will be sharing with you a little more about what God has been speaking to me to speak to you. Stay tunned. But for today, He has given me a portion of scripture to share with you:

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me." Isaiah 49:15-16

May we be a people who stand firm on these words. He has inscribed us on His palms. My name, Your name is written forever on His palms. You are loved by God. His word says that He loves you with an endless love (Jer 31). My prayer is that both you and I would not forget that. You are forgiven and dearly loved. You were, you are and will forever be worth dying for to God. 

 For I shall be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and My God shall be My strength. Isaiah 49:5


Carmen and Rachelle said...

I love the idea of being inscribed on God's hand. I write my hubby's name on my hand all the time...for some reason its something we do with the people we love and to know that God loves me like that is just amazing.

Raquel said...

YES!!! It's so wonderful.
God has a tattoo with my name, lol... love it!

Melissa said...

the lord always puts a smile on my face when you "light up" my google reader. So awesome to see God move in you and those around you. He is mighty and tender all the same. What a God we serve!

Venessa said...

Welcome back! Ive missed reading your blog posts!!

carlotta cisternas said...

wow. it sounds like an incredible summer! God is awesome, isn't he?

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