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Aug. 20, 2018 - Mon. of 20th Week in Ord. Time
May you step out in faith, trusting that the Lord Jesus is leading you to where you should be going!
I have the privilege of working on retreats. As a member of the team, we spend a lot of time planning out the retreat and setting up a schedule. Yet, we tell the retreatants, that during the retreat that they do not need to have a clock or watch or any electronic time devices because they are on GOD’s time. Although the members of the team have planned for the progression of the retreats, we do not want those making the retreat to be concerned about what is going to happen next. They are to experience the retreat as it enfolds. We ask that the retreatants trust the team enough to not be anxious about what is going to happen next. Some retreatants find this hard. They want to know exactly what is going to happen. We use a short statement to remind them that they must just trust us and do what is asked of them without being concerned about what is going to happen next. We say: “Participate, don't anticipate.”
GOD issues a similar command to us. The Lord Jesus wants us to trust Him and follow Him. It does not imply that we should not be prepared, but that we step out in faith, with the confidence that GOD is in control and that we need to operate on GOD’s time, seeking to do what the Lord Jesus is asking of us.
Aug. 19, 2018 - 20th Sunday in Ord. Time