Last week I was privileged to be on a group mission trip in Knoxville Tennessee. I love these trips. l love what they do for students and for me personally. One of my favorite parts of Group mission trips is what I call “The gym floor moment.” This year was no different and I would say we all need these gym floor moments. Too often we are so busy or preoccupied with life that we miss them.
So what is the gym floor moment? A gym floor moment is the moments where you sit on the floor and allow yourself to drown out the noise around you and see Jesus in your life. It doesn’t have to be a gym floor in fact the point isn’t the location, how you sit or even where it happens. It is merely a moment in faith where you try to drown out the noise of life. You see for me one of the most powerful moments in life are when we can slow down and allow Jesus into our lives. Often in our lives we are so busy, overwhelmed, and broken that we miss seeing Jesus. We miss seeing him walking along side us. I love the gym floor moment because it gives me an opportunity to speak Jesus in the lives of students or to receive Jesus myself. When we allow ourselves to be still we can have these moments.
So the question is are you sitting on the gym floor? Are you allowing yourself to see Jesus holding on to you? Are you too busy, broken, or overwhelmed that you have pushed him aside and missed it? Have you focused on everything else and missed Jesus in your life?
I was struck this week, as I took time to be in the word, that Jesus did this very thing. Jesus took time to listen to his Father. He often spent time in prayer resting so the Father could speak into him, So here is some advice for you. Take the time to slow down. Take the time to have the gym floor moment so you can hear Jesus. Take the time to slow down and let Jesus be real. He is always there we just need to slow down sit and see the real Jesus.
34 and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.
35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him,
Mark 1:34-36 (NIV)