National Staff Conference (NSC) 2010. I am here. What a ride it has been and it is only Tuesday night – still have 2.5 days to go. What is NSC you ask? Well it is a week long conference for all Canadian Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship staff that takes place every 3 years.
It is good to be here with all the other staff from across the country. Learning, challenging, worshiping, praying all together. We are studying Acts 2, 6, & 10 over the week. It’s both terrifying and exciting to study passages like these because there is a clear and powerful call to move forward. To take risk. To be uncomfortable. All for the glory of the kingdom of God.
As we learn and listen together, as we pray and ask the LORD to reveal to us His next invitation, we need to wait upon Him. But waiting on the LORD is not passive, but incredibly active. Waiting on the LORD requires movement. We have a wonderful speaker who is teaching us this week: Brenda Salter McNeil. I loved her descriptor tonight when she was talking about waiting as active. When you are waiting for guests to arrive at your home for a thanksgiving dinner, you are not just sitting on your ass waiting for your friends and family to knock on the door. No, you are busy preparing a delicious meal, setting the table, cleaning the house. It is an active waiting. So as we wait on the LORD, let’s do so with active eager expectation.
Just some food for thought…