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Discovering Intimacy with God on the World Race

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Today, we’re diving deep into one of the most profound and life-changing aspects of the World Race: discovering intimacy with God. As we journey across continents, cultures, and challenges, we find ourselves drawn closer to our Creator in ways we never imagined. Let’s explore how the Race cultivates a deeper, more intimate relationship with God, featuring a heartfelt testimony from one of our participants, Maggie from W Squad.

A Journey of Faith

The World Race is not just a mission trip; it’s a spiritual pilgrimage. Each step we take, whether through bustling cities or remote villages, brings us face-to-face with God’s presence in the world and in our lives. As Maggie beautifully writes:

“Dear Jesus, To me it’s crazy how you are everywhere! You are inside the soul of anyone who has found you as their maker. You are such a beautiful creator and you can’t and will never leave me. A couple of days ago I was in Guatemala, where you were with me, and now I am in Asia (Vietnam), where you are here with me too. Not just me are you here for though, but for others. You are here, fully present for everyone, you never leave anyone.”

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Embracing God’s Omnipresence

One of the most awe-inspiring revelations on the Race is God’s omnipresence. As Maggie reflects, God’s presence transcends time zones and geography. Whether we’re in Guatemala, Vietnam, or anywhere in between, we find solace in knowing that God is with us, fully present in every moment. This understanding brings comfort and peace, reminding us that we are never alone on this journey.

Finding Home in God’s Presence

Traveling far from home can be daunting, but the World Race teaches us that our true home is in God’s presence. Maggie captures this sentiment perfectly:

“You are here with the other people I came to Starbucks with (the place I am writing this in). You are just so loving. You never leave us. You are right here. I am right at home with you. That is so beautiful.”

In the midst of unfamiliar surroundings and new experiences, we find our anchor in God. His love is constant, unwavering, and ever-present. This realization helps us navigate the challenges and uncertainties of the Race, knowing that we are always at home with our Heavenly Father.

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A Prayerful Heart

Intimacy with God is cultivated through prayer. The World Race provides countless opportunities to connect with God through prayer, whether individually or in community. Maggie’s prayer from her journal is a testament to the depth of this connection:

“Thank you for being omnipresent. It is the most pure, kind, caring way possible that you choose to love me. Thank you, Jesus, I love you. Amen.”

Prayer becomes a lifeline, a way to express gratitude, seek guidance, and deepen our relationship with God. Through prayer, we experience His love in the most tangible and personal ways.

As we serve others and immerse ourselves in different cultures, we begin to see the world through God’s eyes. We witness His heart for the broken, the lost, and the marginalized. This newfound perspective transforms our faith, making it more vibrant and alive. We come to understand that God’s love knows no boundaries and that we are called to be vessels of that love.

The World Race is more than an adventure; it’s an invitation to discover the depths of God’s love and intimacy. As we journey together, we learn to trust Him more fully, love Him more deeply, and follow Him more faithfully. If you’re ready to experience a life-changing adventure that will transform your relationship with God, consider joining us on the World Race.

In Maggie’s words, let’s embrace the beauty of God’s omnipresence and the intimacy that comes from walking with Him every step of the way. Amen.

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