Tuesday, August 05, 2008

There's Something Very Spiritual about the Smell of Cows

There's just something spiritual about muddy roads and the smell of cows! This week I've spent a few days at a church camp that I grew up going to every single year. It was the kind of thing that my whole family went to. In fact, each year pretty much the whole family makes the trek back to Brown City, Michigan for ten days of Brown City Camp. Every year it rains at least once like crazy and the gravel roads turn to mud and every year the dairy farm across the street is in full effect.

This camp has meant a lot to me. It is here that God has spoken to me and I have made many significant spiritual decisions here. It really is a great place to change your pace and connect with God. There's something neat about it... in a weird cow smell sort of way.

BrownCityCamp.org (they have the messages from just about every service on here, some really good stuff)
Below is a passage I shared from during one of the camp's early morning prayer times. God is really working with me this week on desiring Him above all things and ministering out of an overflow of my relationship with Him rather than a deficit. I love this passage.

Psalm 73:25-28

Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Those who are far from you will perish;
you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
But as for me, it is good to be near God.
I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge;
I will tell of all your deeds.