Just slightly over twenty-four hours.
That's how long it took God to completely redirect my summer.
First, last night's discussion at the lake reminded me of what it is God has created me to do: worship.
Oh, its not that I had completely forgotten. My task is always at least at the back of my mind. However, a lot of times I sort of put i off. "Oh, well I can't really do that until I go to college, am trained, have a real job, etc., etc." My excuses are endless.
But last night, during both the discussion and the worship itself, I could feel God gently reminding me that he wants me to start. NOW.
It was a lot like camp last year. The entire time the group was talking, my mind was racing. And then worship started. And I started crying. I could just feel God's presence and hear Him telling me, "This is what I want you to do for me."
Let me just say, it was INCREDIBLE.
The second part of my transformation is, technically, still ongoing.
I'm sitting here writing the lesson for tomorrow's class... and I'm stressed out like crazy. The hard part isn't figuring out what to talk about... God's been telling me that for the last few weeks now. But the personal connection I have with it, especially after last night, is insane, powerful, describe however you like. God is just plain AMAZING.
The final part I'm listening to right now.
"Can I Stay Here Forever" by Starfield.
Actually, I've been listening to this song for the last month and a half because it describes my current walk with God perfectly.
If you've never heard it, I suggest you take a listen.
Hillside youth-ers, you get to listen to it tomorrow... its part of my lesson.
Add all those together, and I have all sorts of new goals for the summer.
And I love it.