To: My Little Brother
First I gotta say I am so incredibly proud of you. Second, I love you a whole lot! Third, enjoy every moment of this summer.
I trust that this letter is reaching you while you are on your “Solo”. I hope that you are reading this in the midst of nature and that you are enjoying the beauty therein. I hope that your companions are God, an incredible view, and a gentle crisp breeze.
I want to encourage you in this way while you are on your journey. Here are a few Words of Wisdom as you Walk through the Wilderness:
Embrace silence. Silence is more than golden. Silence will lead you to be attune with the Spirit of God like no other. Silence is where Our Father speaks most clearly. Learn to savor the sheer elegance of stillness. Know that when you stop speaking and start listening (solely for the sake of listening) you will meet God and others in the most intimate and noteworthy way.
Look for God in the most unexpected places and through the most unexpected people. God delights Himself and others by revealing Himself with and in the seemingly improbable people and places. The adage is true in many ways, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. There are people you are meant to meet in the near future who have words of life and wisdom that you need. Don’t be fooled by appearance.
Fight for the things you love. What I mean by this, is that you should take life from a more offensive position than a passive position. Join God in being faithful and committed to people. Choose people before they choose you. Fight for them like the way God fights for you.
Be unafraid to love your God and narrow your audience. Do not be dissuaded or persuaded by the masses. Let God and God alone be your sole focus. Love Him first and then let your love for people and other things flow from that source.
Ask God the hard questions. Ask God the deep things of your heart. He is powerful and able enough to handle them. He’s been waiting to hear and respond.
Pray and Keep Praying. And while you are at it, pray about everything- this is how we connect to Our Father. God wants to journey with you in every aspect of your life. It’s what has He intended for us from the very beginning. He desires to walk closely with us, experiencing all facets of our lives.
These are the words I felt lead to share with you. Please ask the Lord to highlight what specific words you need for this time. Some may be for now. Some may be for later.
I am beyond excited for this leg of your journey. You are on the cusp of soaring over some high terrain. Do not be afraid of the heights that God will take you. You have always been designed to fly high with the Spirit of God. God will guide you through every facet of your life. Just lean on Him and trust Him.
I love you little brother. Let’s chat when you get back from this summer expedition and when I get back from my road trip (We’ll talk about that later as well).
May his peace be with you,