Bible camp. Need I say more! God was always working at that camp. He was continually answering the prayers of the campers and counsellors. He was even healing people.
One year, the theme was colliding with God, to seek Him. At first, I wasn’t sure that I would collide with God at all during that week of camp but I did. It started with prayer before the evening worship. There was a small group of us and we prayed that God would show Himself during worship. So when the time for worship came, everyone gathered as usual. We sang a few songs, and then the youth pastor came and talked about giving our lives to Christ. If anyone hadn’t already, they were invited to come to the front and do so. Camp leaders were waiting at the front to pray for those giving their lives to Christ. When we started singing songs again, the most amazing moment happened. We were singing How He Loves by David Crowder when God showed Himself during worship! I could feel His presence in the room. You know the metaphor “the air was so thick you could cut it with a knife?” Well, that is the only way I can describe this event. The air literally felt heavy. It was truly incredible! While not everybody in the room felt God’s presence, many did.
But why don’t we encounter experiences like this more often? It’s because our schedules are hectic with work, school, and so on. Too often we don’t take enough time out of our day to seek God. We are always in a rush to get somewhere, when we just need to slow down. If we slowed down and truly believed that we will see His face, we will find what we are looking for. God will answer! Deuteronomy 4:29 says, “But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.” So I encourage you to take at least 10 minutes more out of your day to seek God. Whether you go for a walk and just have a conversation with Him or go to a quiet place without distractions. Maybe have some worship music playing in the background. Do whatever it takes for you to seek God and you will find!
“When our depravity meets His divinity, it is a beautiful collision.”
How have you encountered God?
Where do you go to seek God?