Monday, July 20, 2009

Take out the trash

Spiritual renewal has been a popular topic in Christianity over the past several years. Most people may think along the lines of subjective experience when this topic comes. So renewal may be thought of as a personal matter, with heavy emphasis on positive thinking. The way to renew is said to be throught the ears and the use of music and arts. Group retreats and personal time alone with God are encouraged as helpful ways to find renewal.

This youth month of our church, we scheduled a one day retreat for all the young people. A day of soaking in the presence of God through Praise and Worship and Bible studies. As Josiah removed abominations from the land, so we too must “take out the trash” in our lives in order to renew our walk with God. How do you do this in your own life?