What a week it has been. I am leaving tomorrow for Colorado as we are coming upon our congregational retreat there. It is a great thing to see. People are awaiting to go and spend time with their families while spending time with one another. The whole week will be spent rallied around the Lord and building our faith. Some are a little nervous as they don't know what to expect while others who went four years ago are so looking forward to it. At the present we have some 181 people that are planning on attending. That's a great group. Snow Mountain Ranch has given us such a good deal on lodging and meals to help at this time. My week has been filled with trying to get things ready, making sure my lessons are ready to go as well as the other things we will be doing together. Different members have pitched in trying to help. That's what the body does!
After the retreat, Resa and myself are going to take a much needed time to recoup! We will take two weeks and head up to Wyoming/Montana. That means I won't be back writing until Aug. 13.
Until then, let your heart be fixed on the Lord. Grow your faith/trust in Him. On the first day of week, don't approach that day lazy and with a tired, slothful attitude. You're worshiping God with God's own children. You're taking in His Supper with His body so rejoice. You're fellowshiping the Lord Jesus and the Father. Make it count. Make it from the heart. Make it your faith and not what someone else does or thinks. It's not about what is lacking in song, prayer or teaching but what is offered from a sincere heart of faith. You will find blessings as you bless the Father. Isn't that what saved people do?