Saturday, March 21, 2009

Foundations

For several hours yesterday evening, and then pretty much all day today I attended the Christ Journey Foundations Retreat. Bret was the instructor, and we learned about the seven episodes of God and His creation -- Creation, Crisis, Covenant, Confusion/Clarity, Christ, Church, Culmination. More than anything though, we learned how these episodes are part of our own story -- and how to share that with others.

It was a great weekend. I really enjoyed the chance to spend some time with these new friends and get to know them better.

One of the things, in my opinion, that was among the most impactful was our time of Lectio Devina this morning. We meditated, prayed over, listened to God, and discussed 1 Corinthins 3:10-13. Allow me to share:

"By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light."

It was amazing to hear God speak through our community. Thank you Bret, for all the hard work and study you put into this weekend. It was great! And thank you to Chris, Wendy, Pam, and Mike for all of your work, too.

1 comment:

Heidi said...

It was a great weekend! Let me know if you want to get together and play sometime this week??