This weekend I got the opportunity to go to a church retreat with my friends. We stayed an entire weekend at this hotel in some remote part of NJ.
I had so much fun, all my friends from the entire church went and I was thrilled to see them. We got to stay up all night and play Uno. We got to worship, sing and pray all night long. We ate junk food from Target the whole day. We blasted the car with Justin Bieber during the ride back. And of course- you know we did a McDonalds drive through with my friends at 1 am (who doesn’t?).
It was an incredible weekend, filled with fun, fun, fun and more fun. But mostly importantly I got to learn something SOOOOOO important about my spiritual
life that I had never noticed before. One of the sermons was about loving God for who he is and not for what he gives you. So I started to think about all the blessings I am grateful for; my family, my friends, my health, my education, my home, my dog, my clothes (I could go on forever ) etc. Then during the sermon the minister asked us if we would love God and be content and grateful if all of those things were taken away. It made me really sad to think that a large part of my spiritual walk with God is based on what He gives me and not who He is. So I decided that from now on to just focus on getting to know Him independently from all the things he provides.
This weekend was so amazing. I got to build new friendships, and I went on two dates
with 2 amazing guys. We went out to lunch to a Mexican restaurant with the first guy. On the second date we went bowling and walked around. Both dates were incredible. Not only did I have fun with my current friends but I got to build new friendships and grow as a human being.