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When you sit still ...

            I finished my week of staff training at camp and I had a great time. I learned a lot. Not only about doing my job, its importance in the ministry, and getting along with the other staff members, but I had the time to simply sit by myself and seek God.
            I am on the kitchen crew so most of my work happens right before, during, and right after meals. This leaves a good block of time in between for my break. I chose to sit on the porch outside the dining hall, read my Bible, and pray. For two hours almost every single day, I had this time to have a one on one conversation with God. I’m used to noise—I had none. I’m used to short pieces of time—I didn’t have that. I’m used to fighting distractions—they were absent.
            I’m at camp to minister to kids, but I also will be learning and growing in my own relationship with God.
            I recently finished Beth Moore’s Paul study, and in it, she says that the verse, “Be still and know that I am God,” means that you need to sit on your bottom, shut your mouth, and put your hands up. I got the chance to do that at camp this week and I can say that it makes a difference. Time can be the most frustrating thing in the world when you just need something to happen, but time can also be a great blessing. The more time you spend getting closer to God, the more you become excited about him having control over that time that scares you.~ Alyson


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