We are gearing up to head up the mountain for a week of Summer Camp with our amazing Youth Group. This marks the 8th year of leading MYG and although we have been many times and we know that we are in for incredible week of worship, God's word and deepened relationship with our youth; I still have to be INTENTIONALLY EXPECTANT that God is going to do something this week in my life and the camper's lives. I can't just go through the motions or think that I know everything that is already going to happen at camp, as I believe that I can miss out on what God wants to speak into my life this week if I approach God that way.
It can be the same way with my day-to-day faith, am I expectant of God for anything or am I just going through the motions? Not that God owes me anything, He's already given me everything, but I believe that God wants us to have expectant hearts, approaching Him boldly. We all know that Jeremiah 29:11 says that God has a hope and a future for us, but I think that verses 12-13 is where we find the key to the expectancy needed in pursuing those plans for a future and hope.
Jeremiah 29:12-13 NLT - In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.
Praying with expectation that He will hear us, looking for Him wholeheartedly in everything we do. Pursuing His plans and future with EXPECTANCY is what we are called to.
Please pray for all of our Youth Group to be preparing our hearts now and to be expectant of all that God has for us up the mountain. Amen?
Thanks to everyone for your support of our Youth Group at our Bingo Night. We raised over $2,400 to get our youth to camp and every kid who needed financial assistance getting to camp is covered. Praise God!