Summer in a Nutshell

Posted by Emma on August 5, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Filed under:Christianity,Random

Howdy Blog Readers,
It has been a while since I have posted, due to the fact that I have not had access to my blog this summer. This summer has been wonderful. God has taught me much through it; I have grown in many ways; I have experience pretty much every emotion possible. Through it all God has been faithful and blessed me. I can honestly say it has been a wonderful summer, one of the best I’ve ever had, although I don’t want to repeat it.

I spent the first part of the summer leading a program called STEP Advanced. This four week long program teaches young ladies skills in wilderness survival, leadership, Bible study, and more. It is aimed to give young ladies skills needed for ministry and missions. I would highly recommend it for almost every young lady. The group of gals going through this summer were incredible. One of the greatest groups ever. I am glad I could be their leader.

Following that incredible experience, I got to spend three weeks doing dive stuff. Two weeks filled with diving and one week of classroom with some diving. In a lot of ways it was a dream come true. I love diving. Seeing God’s creation underwater is amazing! The time spent underwater and the fellowship with the other young ladies was great.

When the dive stuff was finished, I stayed on at ALERT and helped on staff. It was a blessing to minister there. The encouragement of the other staff ladies and the time spent both in the office and elsewhere around campus was refreshing. I was blessed with an incredible roommate who encouraged and strengthened me in countless ways. I thank God for the time I had there this summer.

That is a brief overview of my summer so far. It is not over yet and I am looking forward to seeing how God will continue to bless, challenge, and grow me. I have learned much this summer and I’d like to share with you the two biggest lessons I’ve learned.

God does not call the qualified, he qualifies the called.
Whether it was a trying circumstance during STEP Advanced or a swim I thought I’d drown doing, God got me through it all. He called me to certain task this summer, after I obeyed He gave the strength and grace to accomplish them. What He has gotten you into, He will get you through.

As for God, His way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: He is a buckler to all those that trust in Him.” Psalm 18:30
Countless things happened this summer that seemed like mistakes. They made you stop and go, “Why?” But they were in God’s plan and His way is perfect. He taught me to trust Him and trust that His way is perfect. I have seen the reason for why God did some of what He did and I can say it was the perfect way. Other things still have me wondering, but I trust that “As for God, His way is perfect.” He has a plan for those things and if we let Him, He will work His perfect way.

One Response to “Summer in a Nutshell”

  1. Megan Says:

    Nice nutshell.