Monday, February 21, 2011

Pinebrook Retreat !!

This weekend from 2/18 to 2/20 I went to a retreat in Pennsylvania.  The speaker their talked about commitment.  Commitment to a relationship with God.  He define commitment as binding to a purpose fully.  We heard also about how some people can be fence sitters, people who aren't fully committed.  A critical point in commitment is to burn bridges that lead you to things that would destroy this relationship with God.  In order to have a full commitment we need:

Anticipation- that God will do something in you
No Condemnation- repent and God will do something for you
 -God has something for you that Satan can't take away
Reconciliation - God will bring you closer to himself
Sanctification - God is going to begin to set us apart from this world

The verse during this retreat was 1 Kings 18:21 which says "How much longer will you waiver, hobbling between two opinions?"  We need to be fully committed to God and I thank God that during this retreat that the people their committed their lives to God.  A song we sang during this retreat was "Everything is different" by Sane and Shane and it touched my life and many other lives.