What I want to share with you is completely unrelated to Camp, but I thought it was definitely worthy enought to share.
As some of you may know I am a senior in high school this year. You know what that means...college apps, college decisions, college entry tests, crazy senior activities, graduation prep, senior pics, finishing academics, and so much more!
This past Saturday I took the ACT for the second time. I wasn't nervous at all and I was super ready to get in there and come out with an awesome score. I had everything I needed, my #2 pencils, my calculator, my Blistex, my ID, and my watch. I was set. I read every direction on the board - IF YOUR PHONE OR WATCH BEEPS OR RINGS DURING THE TEST YOU WILL BE DISMISSED AND YOUR TEST WILL NOT BE SCORED and the "Oh, so nice" instructor reiterated this and of course the whole "No talking to others during the test, No sharing any information from the test, No food or drink, No using your calculator for anything but the math portion, No singing, No shouting, No juggling, No painting, No soccer, basketball, or tennis." You know, those rules we all know, yet they have to repeat them.
So, we began testing at a little before 9am. I was super pumped and was attacking that exam! Then 9 o'clock came and "BEEP!" I had forgotten that my watch made a "beep" every hour!!!!!!! I freaked out! Casually I looked over at the instructor and he didn't seem phased. "Phew! He didn't hear it!" Even though he didn't hear that one there was still 10am, 11am, and 12am to get through. I stopped right in the middle of the English exam and bowed my head to pray.
"God please don't let my watch beep again. You are God you are all powerful! I believe in your power and I believe you can stop this watch. God, if it is your Will alone to finish this test let it not beep again. This score is important to me, but if it isn't to you then let it beep. Your Will alone, God."I just prayed that over and over. I rested in Him and continued the section. 10 am was coming fast so I prayed again. "Don't let it beep"
It didn't "beep", it didn't make a sound. God is so powerful and so awesome!!! He stopped my watch from beeping!!!!!!
11am and 12am passed by without a peep from my wretched watch. I made it through the test and it was all because God wanted me too.
I got in the car and told my mom what had happened. By this time it was around 12:50. So, I said....I wonder if it will "beep" now. I watched it:
Wow! God is awesome is He not?! He showed his power and, I believe, His Will to me Saturday.
If you say God isn't real....explain this! : )