In mid December we (briefly) celebrated Whisper Mountain's 3rd birthday (of being in Robbinsville). Times like this always bring about a little revelry for me! I can't help pondering and remembering the road traveled to this place of camp ministry.The road has looked a little different for each of us, but one thing has been common: we have each had moments of pure, undeniable discomfort. (Still do!) Following God in the vague direction of his pointing is like giving a young child the broad command of "Go clean your room!". A child needs and longs for more specific detail than that…put your cars in the box, stack your books, etc! I've no bones to pick about God being the perfect Daddy, but I must say that I disagree with His method of vague pointing:). Still, it is what it is! (that's for you shauny-baby!). I know His heart to be about keeping me clinging to Him. The vagueness (ie:uncertainty, cluelessness, not knowing) has a way of ensuring I keep the cling!! Doesn't Psalm 119:105 say God's Word is a lamp to my feet…not a nice row of streetlights!
In Carol Cymbala's book He's Been Faithful, she says, "If you really want God to use you, then you have to be willing to follow him into uncomfortable places and to do things you simply can't do on a natural level."
In celebrating this camp ministry, we recognize that God has allowed us each to do things we simply can't do on a natural level. The more we are willing to follow Him into these uncomfortable places, the more we are able to Proclaim Him…and that's the heart of our journey!