17 Jun SummerLINK Myrtle Beach: He is Faithful
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“Who can really be faithful in the great things if he has not learned to be faithful in the things of daily life?”
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together
This past week has honestly been one of the most tiring weeks so far on Summer LINK (SLINK). All of us have started our jobs and many of us come back to the SeaMist ready to go to bed finding ourselves preparing to go to the next SLINK event. As a result of these long days there is a temptation for us to slack on essential disciplines that deepen our relationship with the Lord. For me one discipline that I have definitely been slacking on is scripture memorization. How can I know truth and guard my heart if I do not keep scripture in my heart? Graciously, the Lord has reminded many of my teammates and I of this truth and continues to mold us into men and women who will be “faithful in the things of daily life” (Bonhoeffer).
Also the Lord has just LAVISHED us with blessings. This past Sunday we had the opportunity to have our prayer and praise night at a neighborhood pool with some of the youth from Cornerstone Church. This was such a blessing because we were able to connect with some of the youth and really model before them what being a college student who is in love with the Lord looks like. Then, this past Tuesday we were blessed by having dinner at the Morton’s house where we discussed the introduction to Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and heard the testimonies of Blake and Ashley Morton as well as Lucas and Suellen Oliveira. It is always encouraging to hear how the Lord transforms lives through His gospel. It reminds me that you always have something to share with anyone you meet, the Gospel. For a believer it is encouraging and joyous and for a non-believer it is truth and freedom. Later on that night I found out that Blake drove motorcycles and then I so happened to find one in their garage. The rest is history.
Then on Wednesday we were blessed to have Bible study at the Pauly’s house. They fed us a delicious meal, Andrew and I had the joy of sharing our testimonies, and then we dove into Matthew 7:6-11 and discussed truly seeking the Lord in prayer and evaluating our heart’s intentions in what we were seeking the Lord for. What was very encouraging was that the Lord wants us to come to Him in prayer; He clearly states that in His Word. He is not a Father who is distant or wants to be distant. He is a Father who is nearand close to us at all times, even when we do not desire Him to be or we think He is far away. He also is a Father who provides. He provides everything we need for every day. Seek and trust the Lord in prayer. He knows your exact needs and will provide.
Finally, this weekend was family weekend! Many of our families came down and joined the team in various activities. One of the activities was outreaching to different businesses in the community and showing our appreciation by giving them cookies. We baked 300 cookies and served around 7 businesses. It is really beautiful to see families serving together and alongside of each other with the purpose of sharing the Gospel! Also, that same day we had a cookout for the families where conversations were rich and athletic talents displayed.
All in all, our team is THANKFUL. God continues to bless us in amazing ways. He continually shows us His faithfulness everyday, whether that be setting us up to share the Gospel or revealing to us our sin and guiding us in sanctification. God is here. He will always be here. He is faithful and we are blessed to be used by Him here.
Much love from the team!