Going away on any conference is always a great opportunity to spend time with Christians on a large scale, to meet new people and have time to meet with God and Spring Harvest was no exception.
Around 40 of us from church went off to Butlin’s Skegness just after Easter to Spring Harvest, a Christian Conference full of bible teaching, group seminars and big top celebrations with thousands of other Christians. This year’s theme was ‘Immeasurably More’ trying to help us understand ‘how wide, and long and high and deep is the love of Christ’ from Ephesians 3.
It was a fantastic week full of great teaching, but what struck me the most was the evening talk on the very first night. It talked of how, as Christians we tend to box God in, lower our expectations and bring Him down to something we can understand, we can make sense of. The problem with this is we then limit what God can do to what only we can understand. Our picture of God needs to be so much bigger than that, the God that can do Immeasurably More, things we can’t understand, things we can’t comprehend, a God whose love reaches higher, longer, wider and deeper than anything we can grasp.
God has great plans for each one us, but we have to let Him in and expand our hearts and minds to the God who wants to do Immeasurably More not only with us, but also with this Church.