I found myself thinking about this on the last night of my christian retreat, I realized that I had not once thought about God. At my christian retreat. Ironic, or pathetic? You choose.
And I feel like this has become an epidemic that is plaguing our nation, or more so our churches. Meetings, conferences,retreats and God somehow comes last. God is a burden or an after thought. God doesn’t even come second, he comes last.
It’s sad and its heartbreaking because when God’s not in the equation, everything else just crumbles and falls apart. I’ve heard of conferences where the “norm” was skipping out on the main meetings to hang out with friends. Where people go for the sole reason of bonding with their friends.
I believe that there is nothing wrong with wanting to spend time with people you love. Even taking time out to do so is fine. But when a conference is centered around God, and somehow he’s put last? Something is wrong.
The sad part was I believed I didn’t have a choice, but I did. In life we always have a choice. And I realized that when I did pray, you could just feel the power of God move so greatly.
Psalm 107:28-30 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven