youth camp update #1 – mark the dates.

One of the items I’ve been praying about throughout the course of my week-long MC was the theme and direction for the G2 Youth Camp this coming June. Last night, at 2am, the Spirit began transmission. And I was tired – my body said, “Sleep”. But my eyes refused to shut; the Spirit downloaded one idea after another into my still very alert and awake mind. I couldn’t risk forgetting the vast amount of information, so I climbed down from my loft bed, took out my notebook and started scribbling. This is the result of the cognitive diarrhoea:

Of course I've blurred it. Private and confidential and highly top secret!

Duh, of course it's blurred - this scribbling is classified top secret!

It was nearly 3am when I was nearly done with it and I slept soundly after that. My alarm was set to ring at 7:30am but at 7:25am I was already out of bed, raring to go. I didn’t know how and where I found that vigour. On the way to work, I couldn’t wait to transfer the scrawl into a working document and to share it with RY (who approved it immediately!) and my G2 Shepherds in the evening. I texted HY to share my excitement, of course.

HY: “Honestly I don’t know how you do it, sleeping so late, waking up so early, but still so full of energy! Haha. Amazing!”

I replied: This is obviously not my flesh. I guess this is what you call… Being joyful in the Lord for that gives you strength? So do find your source of strength in God.

HY: “I learnt this from Benny Ho… You’re a true example of a man who is very, very busy, whose heart and inner soul is well rested in God.”

To a certain extent, I gained a better understanding in this application of Nehemiah 8:10b. When you find that deep, inner joy in the Lord, it strengthens you from within in a way sleep or food doesn’t. I was filled with a wave of gratitude for the successful operation and subsequent trouble-free recovery – that gave me joy too. Finishing the chicken scratch on my notebook filled me with joy too. I felt like a renewed man today!

Anyway, this year’s G2 Youth Camp will blow your mind. That’s a promise. In my mind’s eye, I see my G2 Shepherds nodding their heads away in agreement. Why the confidence? Because the Spirit inspired. So mark the dates, young ones. 15 Jun, Tue – 17 Jun, Thu. Three full days and three full nights of intense insanity. Trust me, you do not want to miss this camp.

The theme verse and camp theme will be released in the coming days. Watch this space!

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About Joey Asher Tan

Apart from Jesus, I can do nothing; I am absolutely nothing without Christ.

Posted on March 17, 2010, in Extraordinary Mundane, Picture Perfect, Simple Pleasures, Spontaneous Conversations and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. you can never go wrong when the holy spirit inspires! :) Whooots!

  2. take your time! No hurry YET.
    eh, random, how did you make your profile pic appear? it doesn’t erm, appear on mine. LOL.

  3. Maybe its minus the 25… weights… make you feel lighter and raring to go lol.

    But its true eh — like how we can struggle so much to come up with something but it would seem almost effortless when the Spirit inspires. Thats the joy of working with God.

  4. as the old adage goes, when we pray, God works!

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