I would not know where to start while writing this. So many things have happened the past few weeks.
At first I have to say that my time at David`s Tent Festival was amazing.
It is a worship festival with night and day music.
There is almost no program. It`s just worship bands, campfire, a few break-out sessions and friendship with each other and God, that`s it.
And it was só good!
Last year I went there on my own. But this year a bunch of friends came along with me and I was so blessed to see how they were having an awesome time.
Those 4 days were 4 days that I felt completely at home. Unashamed, loved, free like a bird.

It`s not because of the festival itself. But it is because of the heart condition of the people that come there and that make the music.
They decide what kind of atmosphere will have the upper hand.
And I was so excited to feel the same atmosphere as the year before!
It`s like a tribe of people that have ended all there striving. That are like the son and daughter that know that `all that is His is theirs`.
A people that don`t live with a mindset that has a God that is distant or missing, or out there.
A people that start from a place of intimacy and that end up in a place of intimacy.
Because, how much closer can you get to a God with Whom you already are one spirit?!
Exactly, you can`t get any closer!
The only thing you can do is discover this Truth of oneness more and more.
When we start to live from this perspective our life with God becomes like unwrapping a birthday present. And the unwrapping seems to be unending, haha. Like a present within a present within a present….
And the crazy thing about it is that we are the present!
The discovery doesn`t come from the outside but from within!

This knowledge releases us from every kind of striving and that is what I believe made the difference at the festival.
We are all on a journey, we are all still discovering, but at least we started to be part of the adventure. And that is what counts.
So yes, it was amazing, and for me it was like a little blueprint of where the church as a whole is moving towards.

Since I live here I knew that I had to move on someday.
I thought I would go to Rotterdam.
After that I thought I would go to Groningen.
And since a week it looks like God came up with something totally unexpected.
It seems He has the plan to place me in the middle of Holland, in Utrecht as it seems to be.
It`s an exciting time in my life. It feels like a season of 5 years is coming to a close and a new season is beginning to start this fall.
From the first of October I have to leave my current job after 3,5 years.
So from that time on I will have to be moving somewhere else, that is like within a few weeks?!
Right now Utrecht or surrounding region seems to be the focus of attention.
I feel butterflies on the inside of me when thinking about this new season.
Adventure, uncertainty, questions, questions , questions…and the feeling of jumping off a cliff into the unknown.
So how will this provision come? What will be the roof I am going to live under? What will be the next move?
Yesterday I heard a smiling Jesus say: “Nick, remember, no more striving! I will show you the way. I am more excited about this adventure than you are, haha. So relax.,,
Okay, so I try to relax and move on, step by step.
So the festival really was a door into a new season.
And all of this is pretty fresh and recent.
If any of you who read this have a talk with God, please remind Him, for a moment, of me. Haha. I know He thinks about me. But maybe it helps to let Him know I really, really need help in relaxing and knowing He already provided the next move 😉

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