I have driven west toward the Colorado Rockies probably close to 100 times over the years. And I never get tired of this sight.
When I first see these mountain on my drive west, I still get excited. The remembrance of family, friends, adventure, fun and amazing ministry moments never gets old.
Last week I was driving to my favorite spot , Crested Butte, Colorado, to finish the third year with one of our RHYTHMinTWENTY groups . Heading to the event this year felt different though. I felt like I was in irons… and I knew I had been in a spiritual slump for a few months. Over the last few years we have had thirty different RHYTHMinTWENTY or Rogue events. It has been an incredible run as we have seen God work in some amazing ways, but I did feel weary and wondered for the first time if I and others in the ministry could keep up this pace.
Then something happened. Twenty guys showed up. They were excited, full of anticipation, and ready for whatever God had for them in the three days we had together. It became clear to me again, that we have an enemy that does not want this to happen. So we chased what it means to live with a life-changing kind of rhythm, and explored what it looks like for young leaders to finish well. Twenty world changers spoke again and again about how this rhythm journey had impacted their lives, their families, and the many they influenced. Those three days for me personally were deeply impacting, and God used those guys and our time in the mountains to renew my vision, increase my resolve , and ready me for the launch of new groups and whatever else He has in store for Harbor Ministry in the months ahead.
So once again, in a different way, a glimpse of the mountains brought needed excitement, hope, great resolve and anticipation for whats next.
I am going to keep pursuing those mountains on the horizon. You should as well! Just a glimpse can make all the difference.