Students Crave Spiritual Disciplines
Monday night we rolled back into town after an exhausting yet totally rewarding weekend at Camp Bethel in Fincastle, VA leading worship for the student ministries of Rainbow Forest Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church. The event was pitched to the students as a “prayer retreat.” And though the typical student would steer clear of such an event, these students came out by the droves expecting God to move and to do something big in their lives. It was an exciting weekend.
Pastors Jay Richards and Clif Williams brought the Word to the students in a powerful way. Many students made commitments to begin each day with prayer and Bible study–to give God the firstfruits of their day rather than trodding through an entire day of school or work and waiting until the very end of the day to have fellowship with the Lord. It was cool to see so many of the students commit to establish this spiritual discipline in their lives in a way that was sincere–not out of a sense of obligation or duty, but out of a heart overflowing with love for the Lord.
Tasha and I always feel like we receive the biggest blessing from these kinds of events. And once again, we weren’t disappointed. We were grateful for the opportunity.
Here are a few of the songs that seemed to connect well with the students: