Two months from now I will be hitting the road on a new adventure as I drive across the country for the first time in route to Bear Trap Ranch just outside Colorado Springs. I’m so excited for this journey as I was accepted and have the opportunity to attend the Become Good Soil Intensive event with Ransomed Heart Ministries. I am so humbled and honored that the Lord has afforded me this opportunity. As I have written about extensively over the last year, I attended my first Ransomed Heart event last year at the Wild at Heart Boot Camp. That was 4 days packed with tremendous spiritual growth, unplugged from the matrix and getting to have some good sound fellowship with other godly men and time alone with God like I had not experienced before. I surrendered my life on that journey to Jesus, as I quit tiptoeing in the shallow end and dove into the deep end.
This time around, I am looking forward to even more spiritual growth. Whereas Wild at Heart had over 400 other men there, this Intensive is a more intimate setting with only 48 men accepted through a lengthy application process. I gained so much at Wild at Heart, I can only imagine what the Lord will have in store for me on this adventure.
One of the biggest things I have learned on my walk over the last year is the importance of walking through life with other men in the faith. I have especially learned the importance of walking with men who have journeyed through life longer and garnered a great amount of wisdom and experience, like Timothy walking with Paul. I have made that a priority for my life to do just that with who I have surrounded myself with at my round table. At this event, I will get a chance to do this as well, completely unplugged from the matrix of this world. As the event information states, it is in the company of wise, older men…those out in front already.
Any chance I get to gain something new in my walk with God, I will take advantage of. Something that I have learned to be so valuable also is that we all, men and women, need opportunities to escape the stresses of life. Unplugged from life. I believe this is important, not just with event like this, but to find time to get away , at least once a year. No phones, no work, no distractions. Your soul needs this. As I have shared time and again, why do you think Jesus always escaped to the wilderness. He knew he needed to get away from the chaos in order to walk more intimately with the Father.
Look, I have suffered and lived long enough to know that I don’t have all the answers and never will in this life. We need the wisdom of others and need to be able do disconnect to allow ourselves to connect with the Father on a deeper level. It can be so easy to be lost in a sea of chaos out of control, but in the process, you can lose who you are. Don’t let that happen to your life. Find a way to unplug and also lean into others you can glean godly wisdom from.
I am very much looking forward to this adventure. Last time I flew, but this time, I decided to load up my F-150 and make it a road trip. I look forward to the solitude on the road as well as I prepare for the event. I’ve never driven that long on my own, and I am so excited to have this opportunity and to have a wife that is so supportive of this huge growth opportunity. It will definitely be an adventure and I will certainly share about it more as I prepare and of course after the event. It’s going to be an amazing adventure and I look forward to what God has in store for me this time around.