So cool! Forgive my horrible grammar, but I’m just so excited I can hardly type fast enough. God totally moved. He gave me waterproof hikers to borrow, offered by one of the girls I’m staying with, which came in handy. And, I kid you not, it was pouring rain the entire way there and every time I was in my car, but the moment I stepped out, sun. Not one rain drop hit my head all day. Was crazy, like being back in Scotland with the weather changing quickly there. I thought, oh man, bring extra clothes so I don’t have to drive home in wet clothes; but then forgot to bring them, and never even got spritzed! And I got out quite a few times randomly to take roadside pics, and even hike the whole waterfall loop, and nothing. And just as expected, it’s hot and sunny today.. not a cloud. I posted pics of the journey here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2182001&id=33600702&l=0375b4cf3a
Awesome about the waterfall loop, too, because they told me it was closed at a certain point and I’d have to back step. Um, I never found the point at which it was closed, and just kept walking…and at each point along the way, God had something to say to me and it was amazing. When I thought about it this morning, it hit me…after the hike, I went to the conference, and they had us stand and pray that the impossible would be possible. Well, I started praying for unlimited access to closed places, thinking about Nepal and all the political stuff going on, and I felt a grace descend. But then, this morning, God said, “See? The closed trails were open…you never even hit a blockade because there is nowhere you cannot go. Nothing is closed to you – not even the throne room or storehouses or all the earth…I am with you to the ends of the earth.” Bam, flattened. And I should have put it together last night when a guy named Daniel came up to me and said that God was calling me up finally and I had access to the throne room and to be prepared for one-on-one encounters with Him, etc. Long story, but very cool, ask me sometime.
But anyhow.. Wow.. I’m sorry to make those of you who think I’m crazy uncomfortable, but God also told me that now is the time to SPEAK, so I am. I figure if we can be comfortable with or even believe in magic and vampires and such, then why can’t I believe in an all-powerful, loving God who is just so excited to speak to us and through us? If I’m wrong, I’m happier believing this than that I have no purpose, no future, that everything that happens is coincidence, and that there is nothing greater in this world than the struggles of today. I wouldn’t even want to be Harry Potter, because the God I believe in is bigger than all that even! 🙂