We pick Mitchell up this afternoon from his week at summer church camp.
He’ll be tired. There will be a suitcase full of dirty clothes and good-byes at the bus drop-off to the new friends he made this year. He’ll be hungry but he will be satisfied. And I pray, as I shared here about Spencer a few weeks ago, he will have a heart that is nesting in a new place, closer to his God.
I feel as if Mackenzie and I just got picked up from summer camp last night at the airport. We were tired. Our suitcased sported dirty clothes. We said our good-byes at the hotel and the Charlotte airport to the sweet new friends we have made. We were hungry for home. But we are satisfied. God spoke at She Speaks as He does each year. And we sisters learned a little more about listening.
We did this by hearing Bible-loving Wendy teach us to wait; Sister-mentoring Renee train us to actively rest. Our eyes were opened to see ourselves as the broken one in need of a fresh touch from the Savior by new friend Jennifer who posesses clear biblical insight yet lacks physically the ability to see anything. Talented and worshipful Cheri lead us in praise. And as always, remarkable Lysa, who gives all credit to God, illuminated and inspired us to find our own remarkable.
Kenzie and I drank in every moment we could with old friends. We laughed and connected with dozens of new ones who too are on the journey of making God famous through their writing, speaking and serving.
We didn’t want to come home.
But we must do the next thing. Which for me is heading to Focus on the Family in the morning to record for a few days. For Kenzie it is performing in a summer theatre-in-the-park performance and then, in a few weeks, heading to school.
What is your next thing?
Do it for God’s glory.
Do it well.