The message of the weekend was of Gods Timelessness. Through biblical cues, the speaker, Travis Crim, reminded us that God does not operate within our concept of "time", that what God offers us is a promise of love, forgiveness, and companionship throughout all of our living "time", both past, present and future.
Travis used simple scriptures that I had heard many times before and emphasized to us how simple it really is, BUT how incredible and powerful it is.
"Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity." Psalm 93; 2
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13; 8
There are so many things about God that just blow our minds, but when we're not spending enough time with Him and choosing to put Him first in every part of our life, then we will not encounter those "mind-blowing" moments with God.
God has always existed. He has always been and always will be: MIND BLOWN!
More than the fact that He is always here, there and everywhere is that His character never changes. He is the same everyday. He offers us the same love everyday. He offers us forgiveness no matter what we've done in our PAST, PRESENT, or what we will do in our FUTURE. He is the same; eternal, forgiving, compassionate, loving, and merciful. Another scripture Travis highlighted this weekend was the promise that God's mercies are new every morning, that he will never fail to offer us compassion and grace.
In our leaders meetings Nate Parks, camp director, encouraged us to change our idea of making God a "priority", our first priority, instead to make Him THE PRIORITY, to make Him our everything. God doesn't want to take up 80% of our time, He wants to be involved in 100% of our time. He wants to be involved in everything we do. And the promise that he offers by being "TIMELESS" is that He is capable of doing that. He is capable of being a part of 100% of EVERYthing EVERY single person does. MIND-BLOWN!
Coming home from Berea, our teens and leaders have been encouraged to embrace God 100% of the time so that He can daily BLOW our MINDS and daily use us to do His will. I encourage you to seek this too; work to involve God in 100% of what you do and watch as He shows up in MIND-BLOWING ways to do incredible things.