(Back when we started this blog 4 years ago Josh suggested that I write these posts to continue to share my heart even when camp wasn’t open. I guess you could say that if you wanted more “Wednesdays with Jillene” then you could come out at camp and have that time in person.)
God is good.
All the time.
And all the time…
God is good.
I think one of the reasons camp captured my heart was because of how at camp I experienced how tangible God’s presence, how obvious God’s goodness, and how ever-apparent His love. Today was one of those days filled to the brim with all three.
And after that beginning of this post I’ve had almost 15 attempts at writing this next paragraph because… well… because sometimes words fall short of being able to capture the power and the presence of God.
I think some of my difficulty is that to honestly share it would be to recount my whole day to you. And I don’t think I could do it.
So what I will share tonight is the song that has been running through my mind since closing campfire with the Leadership Development group after focusing on Ephesians 2:1-10 (amongst many other verses throughout the day). I told the LITs that Ephesians chapter 2 is one of my favorite sections of scripture, though that is a long list. But, these verses continue to speak because in a straight-to-the-heart kind of way they get right down to the bad news we must face so that we can have the good news that is better than we could have imagined.
And, no matter how many times I must have read this chapter of scripture, the reality of who I am, who God is and what that means for my life never ceases to speak truth perfectly… right where I need to hear it.
So, take a read in Ephesians 2:1-10, listen to this song, and spend some time in prayer to God who, even though He sees exactly who we are, loves us so much that in Christ we are saved and we are His masterpiece.
God, tonight the prayer of my heart is that the beautiful truth of Ephesians 2:1-10 will speak right to the hearts and minds of those reading this post.