Life in the Lull

We recently wrote an article about serving on summer camps. I’ve just come back from helping on the youth team at the Keswick Convention.

It was a fantastic week of serving with old and new friends – not to mention eating as much chocolate as I wanted and singing out loads of great songs.

Seeing young people grow spiritually was a real spiritual high. But now I’m back at work, and I’m feeling low.

The spiritual high

Spending lots of time in the Bible and chatting it over with other people will always bring about that high. That’s only right.

God’s word is a light for our path (Psalm 119:105). It’s water for a soul panting after God (Psalm 42:1). And in a dark world where I often feel spiritually thirsty, this is what I need.

But now I’m back, should I just hold on until next year? Will God simply use this annual service stop to keep me going in the Christian life?

Not at all.

The everyday low

It’s in the routine every day that God does most of his work in our lives. If camp is the water station, everyday life is the race. But it’s not a race God just tells us to run on our own.

The apostle Paul says,

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

After all, his Holy Spirit doesn’t just fill camps or conventions around the country. He lives in people – people who come home from time away and go back to work.

Keep going

Be encouraged that God’s at work inside of us right now – whether you’re at a camp, relaxing on a beach or working really hard.

Keep going in the race, ‘fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith’ (Hebrews 12:2).