God blew my mind. And I mean: BLEW MY MIND! I got to sit down with Brad again to continue our conversation from before, and while again, I can’t go into detail, I can firmly say that I am assured that was one of the most important, if not the most important meeting of my entire life to date, and quite possibly the rest of it as well. I could never have seen nor predicted that anything remotely close to what God has done for me would have been done. Never! But here I am. Overwhelmed and humbled by the sovereignty, majesty, compassion, and love of my God. The one and only God. My father, Savior, and Comforter. My help in times of need, and lover of my soul. This experience has brought to bear the full weight of Romans 8:28, “28 Also we know that all things work together for the best unto them that love God, even to them that are called of his purpose.” Now, I usually hear this passage in times of suffering or trials, but it is all the more true in times of spiritual pursuits! If I hadn’t made the commitment to follow through on coming to lifeFOCUS inspite of my physical shortcomings, these mind blowing experiences would never have happened. And looking back now, I can’t imagine not having gone through them. They’ve been of critical importance to me in how I want to serve in God’s kingdom, and who I want to do it with.
I lift my eternal thanks up to God for this experience, and also thank all involved with lifeFOCUS for allowing God to work through them and speak into my life. I’ll never forget this week. It’s been quite possibly the most important of my life.
I encourage you, make the commitment. Whether it be to lifeFOCUS (which I endorse with my whole being, mind, body and soul) or another church event that can further you in your faith, JUST DO IT! When you commit yourself to Christ’s service, and being all you can be, and learning all you can learn in him, He will bless that.
Daniel Bloedow, Russell, Ontario, Canada