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The Heavens declare the Glory of the God the skies proclaim the work of HIS HANDS. Day after day they pour forth speech (the works of His hands); night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. Psalm 19:2-4.
If we break this scripture apart and look up all the words meanings in the dictionary.............
................we will realize there is no excuse to not believe in God.
Hello sweet friends,
As you know our family was blessed to be able to go to Extreme Kansas Camp this last weekend. It was just what our weary souls needed. The time we spent there was absoluetly a God time! God knew that He was going to use a family to get us to camp, so that we could be refreshed! God is so good to use His Children to accomplish what He wants done.
We went on a boat. Beings that I am from Alaska, I so miss the water. It was wonderful.
I was reminded:
And God said, Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, ground "land," and the gathered waters He called "seas."
And God said it was good. Genesis 1:9
The water was so beautiful. The sun was shining on the top of the water and it glistened like the stars at night. Filled me with lots of emotion of what a Great God I have that wants to have my attention, so I can enjoy what He has made. The Lord met us......... we saw His Glory and was reminded that He had everything in His control. I am so glad I belong to Him. He longs for a relationship with each one of us. We were being able to see what He was
wanting to show us personally this weekend. I loved it. So did my family.
One of the nights was a very special time for our family. The family that owns the camp has a daughter around 18. She had a burden on her heart to come up with a time for campers and families to go through what she called Prayer Stations. God gave her a beautiful way to get in touch with Himself. We were given instructions. We went to different prayer stations.
Our first station was at the cross at the top of the big hill. Music was being played quietly under the cross. It was so beautiful! We all sat and looked out over the land and water. The sun was going down at the time. It was so beautiful. We were to sit and be still. I looked all around me. There was a family of 8 that was sitting next to us. Six stair step children. To watch those little ones look out over the water and asking questions was a sweet time for me. There parents were ushering them into the presence of God. What a precious treasure their children received. Godlooked down and was pleased.
The next station we went to was a wooden cross that was set up against a tree. We were told to ask the Lord to help us think of a sin, that was in our life that we needed to confess. We had to write it down on a piece of paper and then nail it to the cross. I did mine and then I looked over at my youngest and she was hammering her paper with a nail to the cross. My heart started to tug at me real hard. I don't know why it hit me so hard, but watching her confess her sin before God and wanting freedom from it blessed me so. To see your child being broken before the Lord is a precious thing. As we would go to other stations you would hear in the background the hammer hitting someone else's nail representing a sin. It was very powerful!!!!!!!!!! When they nailed our Savior to the cross...... it was representing the sin of the world. That is an awesome thought.
The last station that we went to, was when we as a family took communion. The Fathers of each home were to take the bread, break it and give it to each on in his family. Then he took the cup and passed it. It was a very meaningful time. The sun had gone down, so it was very dark outside. The only light we had at our table was a flashlight. I will never forget this time with my family. I am sure that the Lord was pleased. We remembered Him!
I wish I would have taken more pictures, but it seemed like such a solitude time.
The last day we were there was Sunday morning, we sang.............
and we read His word. ................ together,...................
with the body of Christ, not in a church building,
but with His Church, who are HIS people.
A place that HE created at the beginning of time. Thank you Father, you are so good to Your
children and so many times this child forgets, to say Thank You.
I want to do better. I need your help.
We hated to leave. It was like we were away from the world.
Until another time.......... we will have the memories...........
of a very special love gift......... given, so that we might find rest in
We had such a fun time! We slept in a tent and ate our meals in a pole shed. It was open on all sides, with mesh on some of the areas. The food tasted so good, because we were eating outdoors I think. Wish you could have been there! There are so many things that
are in my life, that I would like to share with you! One is Heaven!
P.S. One more thing I want to put in this post. When the camp begins staff goes to the 4 corners of the property and dedicates the North, the South, the West and the East to the Lord. It is an amazing time. They read scripture and ask the Lord to protect and use the land for His Glory. It happens! God comes by His Holy Spirit and visits! Just like He did on our time there. Just wanted you to know this.
Blessings and hugs from the farm,