September 3, 2018

Peace in Elohim : Dive Camp 2018 Devotional

Ecclesiastes 3:11

11He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

What an assuring promise to know that God is not yet done with us. In His perfect timing, He is growing, maturing and perfecting us. It is interesting to note that the verse says 'in its time' instead of His time. It emphasizes how personal and intimate God is toward each person.

Growing up, we are often forced to compare with our peers from birth through school. But the truth is, your time and my time is different. The one similarity we have is eternity.

No matter what season of life you are in, be at peace to know that God will make it beautiful. Be patient to let Him work in you. We will set our sight on our eternal destiny. We can bring to Him our hurts, our pains, our shame, as well as our achievements, our success, our abilities. He who made man out of dust can surely make a beautiful thing out of you today.

As we begin to prepare ourselves for the coming Dive Camp, pray for God to reveal one thing that He wants to work on with you this season, whether it is healing of a broken relationship, building a ministry or just to be disciplined in knowing Him. Let Him make you new, one day at a time.

Getting the most from God's Word

As you embark on this Journey, here are four steps to invite God's Word to challenge and encourage you.

  1. Pray

    Pray with focus and openness to see what God has for you. God, connect with me here, as I seek You in your Word.

  2. Read

    Read the selected section of scripture slowly. Take note of intriguing words and phrases. Read them a second time.

  3. Reflect

    Reflect on what strikes you as you read. What does this passage of Scripture teach you about God's values?

  4. Respond

    Respond to the passage. Speak to God directly about what's on your mind and hear. Look for ways to live out what you've uncovered.