When you ask a question related to "What gives you peace", you are liable to get all types of answers. This weekend we tapped into that very question as our campfire theme. We took 5 young men on a youth deer hunt this weekend to a ranch in Pearsall, TX.
With the South Texas heat and a full moon stacked against us, 2 of the boys were still able to connect with a deer, and take some venison home to their families. There's something truly magical about getting outdoors, and watching the sun set and rise, anticipating what is going to happen, and what you might see.
It maybe a bobcat crossing a field, or a Coyote eating his breakfast down a foggy sendaro, or a bird chattering in a tree. But being outdoors and witnessing creation is magical!
There is a "Peace" that only the Lord gives us when we are obedient, by getting quiet, being still, surrendering our thoughts, and allowing the Lord to speak to us. So the question is, have you ever experienced true peace? Are you at peace with the Lord?
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Psalm 46:10- "Be still, and know that I am God"