“5 days” or “Sorry about the break”

I haven’t been excessively busy the past few days… Nor have I been moody and without blogging material. I simply haven’t done it.

Stuff has been going pretty good. I had another amazing experience at Westwinds this past weekend. I’m SO excited to continue serving there and be a part of God’s great plans for it. We had a REALLY intense worship time this morning. I don’t know if it was just me who really connected with God, or the entire congregation (hopefully the latter…), but as we transitioned from the message Randy gave into a closing worship time, the Spirit really rained down and took it up a notch. I think God really absorbed our praises. I could just sense the sincerity of the worship–both in my spirit and in those around me.

It’s funny the repeat lessons I keep running into. Stuff will hit me at one point or another–either in a personal devo time or at church or small group or a conversation with a friend–and then I’ll run into it again via another outlet. In some ways, it’s kinda cool to hear something and realize: "Yeah…I just figured that a few days ago…" Makes me feel ahead of the game to a certain degree. At the same time, I need to be careful not to ignore it the second and third and fourth… times around. There’s a reason I’m being reminded of the lesson: because it’s important.

In case you’re wondering what the most recent lesson is, it’s this: it’s ok–and probably very good–for God to be a mystery to us. Not understanding God and his plans fully means he’s still in control and that we still have to rely on him and step out in faith. I spend far too much time trying to wrap my mind around everything and make sense of it all when all God wants is for me to trust him with my life and yield control.

Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a blogger, marketer and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

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