The band has been touring the country for the last few weeks visiting churches, camps, radio stations, bookstores, and even rodeos. We’ve covered nearly 4,000 miles and spent over 70 hours in the van. To say it’s been an adventure would be an understatement.
Our crazy schedule has made us receive minimal amounts of sleep, and it’s easy to get side-tracked and exhausted.
It always seems to happen in the middle of a tour. You start to forget the real reason you’re doing what you’re doing. You start missing home and the comforts of your “normal” life. You start to become selfish.
We started to notice that we were all becoming weary this weekend, and decided to face it head on this morning. So before we led worship at a church in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, we sat around a table and read the words of the apostle Paul in 1st Timothy.
“The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.” 1 Tim. 1:3-4 NLT
That verse really convicted my heart today. It can be so easy to lose faith and let your heart become filled with things that are not of God.
We decided as a band to work our way through the rest of 1 Timothy together over the next few weeks, and let the word of God transform our minds and souls to seek Him first.
I think this could apply to anyone reading this blog. Life can creep up and steal your joy, hope, and purpose. We can all begin to forget God’s call on our lives, and lose focus.
But don’t worry. His arms are never far off, and we can run to them whenever we finally decide to surrender.