Its a Foundation for your life:
On the first day of my DTS, I opened my bible to Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” At the time, it was a verse I just read. As the teachings, the worship, the prayers, living in community, the personal discipleship and Holy Spirit doing what He does best allowed an experience that this passage was not only a verse but a guide to my DTS and my life. Granting God the time and ability to set a foundation for my life was vital during my DTS to experience a transformation and shed light on what I wanted and needed in my life.
Discover your calling:
Knowing how much God loved me allowed me to acknowledge that He wants this for all His children. The Great Commission to disciple the nations then became second to none. All the theoretical information, lessons, daily worship and prayer fired me up to want to share who Jesus is and make God known to others. My identity was no longer identified by my works, but by who I am created to be. I realized that I am called and want to work to fulfill the Great Commission.
Hearing someone's story about how Jesus showed up financially or how God’s grace gave them the ability to get through a loss not only grew my faith, but it gave me the desire to want more of Him. I have life long friendships that have come out of my DTS because when living with others from all walks of life, from all parts of the world and seeing their faith grow as you are experiencing God and life together, it is extraordinary. Knowing that we all have the same desire to know God and make Him known allowed for conversations, memories, and adventures. These friends I continue to connect with as they pour life into me as I do theirs.
When God asks, will you say “yes” that is an adventure in itself? I have moved my life from the southern hemisphere to Canada's north; if that wasn’t God or an adventure in itself, then I don’t know what is. I believe God has an adventure for us all, and its a matter of us saying “Yes” to what He asks of us. Mine was to continue to make Him known in Fort Mcmurray would yours be to do a DTS in Fort Mcmurray?