The message is always the core of Drama Camp. The script starts with whatever God has been hammering into my stubborn head and heart over the last year, and it ends up leaving me feeling pretty vulnerable once I see it brought to life in front of an audience.
It’s kind of like reading passages from your journal to a room full of strangers while you are wearing a bathing suit that keeps riding up.
This year’s message was “God’s way or not at all.”
Here’s a link to a YouTube video of the cast singing and signing the worship song I wrote for camp this year, “It Has To Be Your Way.” (Thanks to Rhonda for filming and posting!)
Your will, O God, is the safest place to be; I want to trust and live within Your plan for me
However You direct that’s my priority; it has to be Your way…
My plans will fail me and my strength is not enough; it has to be Your way…
But my vision’s small & I can only see a part, so it has to be Your way…
I struggle for balance among the many, many things God seems to have gifted me to do. I have a lot of diverse interests, opportunities, and abilities, and my biggest problem seems to be the lack of hours in each day. However, since God designed the whole 24-hour system, I have to assume that He knew what He was doing and there actually ARE enough hours in the day….I need to learn to use them according to His direction.
And I need to rest in between adventures.
Or sometimes even in the middle of adventures.
And I need to listen to His plans for my life rather than being swept along into the plans He has for people around me, even if those are people I love to play with. If He doesn’t have it on the agenda for me, I need to resist the urge to pencil it in.
Family and organized ministry have to be in balance and the only way to do that is to be on my face in humility before Dad saying, “I have no clue how to do this!! Help!” followed immediately by, “Thank You. You are so good at this stuff. I’m really glad You are God and I am not.”
Perpetually falling before Him in worship…without hitting bottom…ever. Cool.