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4 weeks and counting....

What's Good everyone?

It's officially been four weeks since I've stepped into Kailua-Kona, Hawaii , and its hard to believe we have so much training left! Over the past couple of weeks, it's just been a spiritual battle as God has been tearing down the walls in my life that have been built up from life itself. Yes, I'm only 26 (yes... i said ONLY), and it's crazy how I've coasted through life with so many issues underneath my skin without noticing. And when I say issues, I really mean scars and burdens that I've subconsciously ignored by finding false remedies to "heal" myself. Often I look back on my life, and I have a life so EASY compared to the testimonies I've heard here. From drug abuse, sexual abuse, & suicidal attempts, to those who were ridiculously rich and "happy" in the worlds eyes, everyone here has come to the same conclusion that we are tired of trying to fill the circular hole in our hearts.... with a square. 

Next week, a powerful team of four will come to our school to teach us about deliverance & spiritual warfare. Often we forget in this intellectual society that we don't battle with flesh and blood, but just as Ephesians 6:12 states : 

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm". 

Often we'll see the society run to psychologists or to their local bookstores to put shallow band-aids on the deeper groaning issues in our lives. It is no coincidence that the largest section of our bookstores revolve around self help books. (This shines light  to a broader stroke in life's canvas that there is a screw missing in the human condition.... but that'll have to discussed in a different post  hahah). But back to the point - All of us , no matter how rich & stable, and no matter how "balanced" our lives may seem,  need a circle to fit the circular hole that God has placed in all of our hearts. There is no greater healer than the one Who has created us, and we all need healing. 

Now it would be easy to say I'm biased because I"m "christian", but  not only am I'm coming to this conclusion from my own personal life, but the 40 other dramatic lives that are in my school. This is a school where the rich intellectuals, and the suicidal druggies have come together to break bread and fellowship from all over the world with a single common understanding that nothing in this world can complete us but God Himself. As a school, we've done it all, and I say this to encourage everyone because God is completely in Love with us (you and me) and desires for us to know Him. No longer do we have to tread through life chasing after the next best thing to worship, but to find rest in our endless chase of completion in our lives by our creator. 

Jesus said it best:

  28"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light" - Matthew 11:28-30

His words 2000 years ago are no less meaningful than today in a society that is built on the religion of individualism.

He meant it, but are we willing to submit and step into it.....