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Monday, October 6, 2008

fall retreat '08.

Apart from my accident, I had an amazing time at our Cru fall retreat. I needed Jesus so badly after that morning and I praise God that not only was I still able to go, but I went the same day as the accident. It allowed me to throw myself into Jesus and not sit around and think about everything that had happened. Also, it could not have been a better time for me to lead worship. Since I've come home and dealt with things I'm finding that worshipping the Lord is the only time when I don't have thoughts about the accident crossing my mind-- and I feel blessed that I'm going to lead worship twice this week instead of just once at Cru on Thursday. The speaker at the retreat, Mike Minter, was really awesome. Sometimes I feel skeptical about speakers that are way older than me but in truth, they have so much wisdom and experience to share from God. He talked about eternal perspective and affecting our campuses for the Lord. Talking to people (especially in my classes) about Jesus is something I've been working on for a while since I don't always feel comfortable doing it, but being in the accident combined with Mike's talk has really pushed me to try harder. The importance of it is definitely stressed in my life now.

I really do want to thank those of you who are praying for me because it is a hard thing to deal with and there is a lot to be upset and stressed about-- but all things work for the glory of our God. I'm already seeing little things come out of this that make this accident worth it. Patience, having to rely on the Lord, etc. So thank you for praying. God is moving.

And to my roommates and friends-- you are the most amazing people I know. Thank you for your support and love.

1 comment:

katemcdonald said...

its our pleasure to pray for you