Hanging On

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Ever felt like this before?

Excitement ooozing from your pores, but inside you know if you let go, you're going to be "taking a big drink in the lake."

It's what I'm finding out more and more about a life living in faith.  Even though Jesus clears up the definition of faith in John 20:29, "Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet believed," I'm ever more convinced I can see, it just seems like I see danger at every turn.

I suppose it's honorable to say we are just hanging on to faith.
I know the lesson Jesus taught about not worrying for tomorrow (Matthew 6:25-34)
I'm even familiar with the "faith of a mustard seed" (Matthew 17:20)

But why is it so difficult to feel like you're just hanging on for dear life.?

Shouldn't this process get easier as time goes on?

I finished Mother Teresa's book a few months ago, and I'm still re-coiling from her story.  The idea that someone of the stature of Mother Teresa would have questions about her faith, the calling on her life, and the intimacy she longed for not being revealed….it was fascinating. 

Sometimes I feel like God is walking with me, and I with Him.  I have a working knowledge of the Bible, and I also know feelings are only a part of the relationship.  But what happens when we walk through times that are quiet?  What happens when we feel our prayers are not reaching past the ceiling of the room we pray in?  What happens when the pressures of the world drown out the voice we so desperately seek?

THIS IS WHY WE DO KIVU!!

For teenagers, it's a necessity.  To spend some time away from all the world's pressure, and take a look at the how's, the what's, and the why's; it is SO valuable.  Where else are they going to have a chance to SLOW DOWN and think?!

When else are they going to have the time to dwell on their own spiritual growth and development?

And, it's not just for teenagers. 

I feel like this sometimes. 
I feel like I'm hanging on for dear life.
I wonder where God is sometimes.
I'm not immune from the doubts the world continues to throw my way.

Hanging on is a discipline in itself, right?

We need time away from the intensity of the world.  We need to take time out and re-visit our commitment to  God, and to each other. 

And hey….

If we can do it in a beautiful part of the world…WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!!

Pray for us today.

There are a lot of kids "hanging on."  I can sense a real need for this term to let loose, and just allow God to take them on their own Journey with Him.

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