A church camp is always amazing. It’s a time of refreshing, recharging and refocusing. It’s where you get to bask in the warm glow of our mountaintop moments.
You look forward to it for months, eager to seek respite in God’s presence, away from the dreary happenings in our home country. Fast forward to the last day and you’re all tired but happy from the rousing sermons and late night #HTHT – heart-to-heart talks.
You’ve heard God’s voice commissioning us to do His work. You’re pumped up and ready to preach the Gospel, transform society, feed the orphans.
So you’re on your way back across the Causeway when yet another driver jam-brakes in front of you.
Do you curse? Do you mumble under your breath about how drivers nowadays know nothing about driving?
So much for the mountaintop.
WHY IS IT SO EASY TO FORGET WHAT GOD TELLS US?
We chase after fleeting highs. Like a drug, we’re addicted to the ecstasy of feeling like we’re up in the clouds with Jesus. We’re content with that experience being a short and succinct one – usually 4D/3N in Malacca, KL or JB.
But there’s no reason mountaintop moments should just be restricted to church camps. There’s no reason they have to be short-lived.
Get excited, inspired, refilled, topped up, blown away by your mountaintop moments. Then let them carry you through the valleys.
The problem is that daily life has a tendency to give us every excuse we need to step off that mountain. It all comes crashing down when we get the first cantankerous customer back at work or the first impossible school deadline.
Thanks for the memories, God. See you at next year’s camp.
HOW DO WE BRING THE MOUNTAIN TO DAILY LIFE?
Everything we do is our worship unto God. It could be your morning coffee run, or your routine admin job. We worship Him with our hearts when we set out to do His work anywhere and everywhere.
That takeaway God had for you at church camp – it wasn’t only valid at the camp; it isn’t only limited to Malaysian soil. That’s why it’s a takeaway; you bring it back home with you.
There is work to be done. Get excited, inspired, refilled, topped up, blown away by your mountaintop moments. Then let them carry you through the valleys.