I attended Blue Lake Emmaus Walk #270. Before attending the weekend event, I felt pretty close to God and my church. Nevertheless, my Walk was nothing short of a miracle. During the 72-hour experience, I sensed an invitation to journey to a deeper place with Christ, and as I submitted myself to the process, one thing became very clear: several areas of my life lacked Christ. I came away knowing that, if I was to experience the fullness of life promised by God, change was necessary.
My desire to grow in the life of grace resulted in two things happening. With God’s assistance, I began spending more time reading, studying, and meditating on God’s Word, and I was able to set aside time for prayer. In time, this combination landed me in a place where I spend every waking moment thanking and praising God for life, even as I continue, in God’s power, to submit all of who I am to God.
I patiently await my husband’s Walk so we can share our experiences and grow together in our Fourth Day.
My Walk to Emmaus retreat and the transformation that followed now have me looking forward to the time when I am invited to be on an event team. I long to help create an environment of grace in which pilgrims can experience the love of God in refreshing ways, and the renewal that comes with that grace.
My heart’s desire is to see everyone around the world come to know and receive Christ on a personal level. Because of this desire, I am involved in the children’s ministry at my local church. I enjoy seeing Jesus through the eyes of little ones. I am also involved in congregational care, visiting, talking, and praying with our elders. I find ministry to our older adults very rewarding. These are the two groups that have always tugged at my heart.
In terms of writing, I have not yet been inspired, but one thing is sure: on my Fourth Day, I remain open to be used by God in whatever ways God sees it fit. ¡De Colores!
Susan Cox-Huston is from the Blue Lake Emmaus Community.
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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.”
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