The 46th annual Men’s Spiritual Retreat, sponsored by the North Georgia Conference United Methodist Men, wrapped up Sunday at the Rock Eagle center near Eatonton, Georgia.
Following the theme, “Living Life as a Son of God,” the retreat included workshops on such topics as:
- A Husband’s Responsibility,
- Personal Holiness,
- Prayer and Fasting, and
- How to Give Your Testimony (and Not Look Like an Idiot).
Saying it was now “the moment of deployment,” he challenged men to allow God to continue to shape them into the image of Jesus Christ.
God has a call on your life and has gifted you with spiritual gifts for the purpose of bearing spiritual fruit….
Look what Paul says next [in Romans 8]: “What shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?”….
A man by the name of Clarence Jordan wrote the Cotton Patch epistles, and I love the way he frames this:
If God is a rootin’ for us, then who can win over us? He’s even put his own Son in the game for us, so surely He will equip us to win the game!
God does not call you to a mission field — and your primary mission field is where? Home! — He has not called you to a mission field that He is not equipping you for, to succeed and to make disciples and [to] be “more than conquerors through Him who has loved us.”
And so we have reached the moment of deployment. This is not the end of the journey on [this] weekend. This is the launching point for God’s new season of call in your life.
You can listen to a two-minute excerpt of Steve Wood’s Sunday morning message below.
DVDs and CDs of the Rock Eagle Men’s Retreat can be purchased here.