I had the opportunity to participate this past weekend in a spiritual getaway called Tres Dias. It was a multi-denominational effort and life-changing for me and so many others.
The men that gathered together were from all different backgrounds. Some were older, some younger. Some had been a believer for many years while others found salvation at the conference. Some were covered with tattoos and others were very clean-cut. Some were doctors and some were factory workers. But the common denominator was for us all to connect with God.
They ask us to put away our cell phones and watches and totally and completely open up to God. I have to tell you that I am a little OCD about my watch and controlling my day. I also don’t remember a time in my 20+ years of being connected to Al’Lora, have I ever went three days without talking to her. It was tough. But I needed to connect with God.
I heard the stories of many men that were wrestling with LIFE and they found themselves needing to connect with the life-giver. I watched big, grown men kneel in the presence of God and experience a breakthrough that came with many tears and much remorse. I watched their countenance completely change. God stepped into their life and connected with them on a whole new level.
He also connected with me. God reminded me that He needed to be in more control of my day. My watch and my calendar must revolve around Him and not around me. I also discovered that He could handle my family and my church. He continues to reminded me that He is way bigger than I give Him credit sometimes.
Whether in the form of a retreat or good read or a good sermon, I want to always stay connected to God. His presence in my life is vital and I don’t want to spend a day without Him.
Thanks Tres Dias for a weekend to remember. Thanks to my sponsor who made it all possible. Thanks to my wife for managing the family and ensuring I stay connected to God. Thanks GOD for longing to stay connected to me.