Uncomfortable Places

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-RoadThe 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.  Clinging 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!

Bend Ahead

Road The title above reminds me of the response the road sign "Stop Ahead" always gave my brother when we were growing up.

Stop ahead

We'd be riding along in the car, he'd see the sign, then reach forward from the backseat of the car and grab my mom's head.  At her startled freaking out he would say, "The sign said to stop a head!"  Of course he thought he was hilarious!  (And he was, but I'm not sure Mom thought so!)

There's no bending a head today!  But there is a bend in the road!  At Whisper Mountain we are coming out of the breathe-easier days of late fall and early winter and are heading into the yikes-spring-and-summer-are-coming-there's-so-much-to-do days!

With the schedules beginning again today, I find I am beginning with a fresh perspective & motivation. The energy is just surging through my mind and body (having trouble shutting the mind off at night!)! Christmas decorations are cleared out, furniture is rearranged , some major messes have disappeared(finally!)… I'm in this serious nesting mood! You'd think I was pregnant or something (quick clarification…I'm not!).

I'm excited to be in 2010 (do we say this twenty ten or two thousand ten…I'm still not sure!). I'm excited about the work that is ahead of us.  I'm excited as I anticipate what God is going to do in and through my life, my family and this camp! By George, I'm just feeling so….excited!

As we take this bend in the road, I'm thankful and glad you are walking this trail with us (in a blogosphere type of way!)  Sharing the journey is much better than walking it alone!