I just returned from my first camp. Boy, was it a long time coming. I was given "Wild at Heart" in 2008 and attended a few Thursday breakfasts, but for the scales on my eyes and the poser within, I shelved the book and stopped attending anymore breakfasts. I have to say, God's timing is something that we will not understand in this life. Only He knew when I'd be ready to be healed of my wounds and find his true purpose for me and my life.
Enter 2013. Finally, through the fellowship of brothers and divine intervention, the scales began to fall from my eyes. Because of encouragement from these brothers, and you all know who you are, I took "Wild at Heart" off of the shelf and started to read it. I have to tell you, once you dig into it and God gives you the ears to hear it's message, you won't be able to put it down. John Eldredge's God given insight on the wounds of men is compelling and strikes a cord in your heart. It's relevant message is undeniable. We as men need to be validated. We need an adventure. And, we need a beauty to save.
WAH camp was amazing! I can't say enough about the feeling of Temenos. To be at a place where you can take off your spiritual armour, let the walls of your heart down, rest in the arms of Jesus and not be judged for the Junk in your life is priceless. Having complete abandon and being able to leave the transgressions of the past and the wounds thereof at the foot of the cross never to be visited again, is the most freeing experience that I've EVER had! God is so good! I left that beautiful place a changed man and more rich with brothers. I can't wait to go again!
Have you put on Jesus today?