Friday, June 28, 2013

What I Learned at Camp

Camp was AMAZING!!! Out of the 4 years I have been going, this was the best year EVER!!! Our theme was SATURATE.
Our decorations in the tabernacle
Being saturated with God's Spirit so much that others can see it in us without us ever having to say a word. I will say, I came back very saturated with His Spirit!!
We also learned about loving the Lord with your heart, soul, mind and strength.
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul and with all thy might. Deuteronomy 6:5

Loving God with ALL your heart means giving Him everything.With God, its all or nothing. There is no half-heart with God. You MUST give Him ALL your heart, not just a part of it.

Loving God with all your soul means letting Him in and trusting Him. That means letting Him heal every wound you have. It means letting Him have complete control over your life, ALL the time, in every aspect of it.

Loving God with all your might, or strength, means submitting to His will. You have to give Him ALL your talents and dreams so that He can take them and create something bigger and better than you ever imagined. It means trusting Him no matter what and letting Him work through you.

God can use you, no matter what. He used Moses to free His people and all he had was a stick. Moses wasn't some great writer that had these amazing verbal abilities. No, he was just your average person, running from the mistakes he had made. God asked Moses "What is in your hand?" (Exodus 4:2) All God needs is what we have. He has equipped us with everything we need to fulfill His calling. 

 If we are to serve God with everything we have and be completely saturated, then we need to keep our minds pure. This goes hand in hand with loving God with all your heart. If our minds are taking in inappropriate things, how is God going to saturate us? When you go to watch that movie or read that book, ask yourself this question: "Would I be comfortable inviting Jesus to watch this with me? Would He be proud to sit with me and listen to that music?" If there is even a slight hesitation, then you shouldn't be watching, reading, or listening to it. We need to keep our minds pure because our minds control everything we do. Everything comes to the brain first and then penetrates to the rest of the body. So be very careful what you watch, see, read and listen to. It will effect you more than you know.

Sometimes we, as Christians and/or Pentecostals, tend to think that we are not strong enough. That we are not big enough to witness, to stand up. But think about this: One Holy Ghost filled young person can cast out any devil, but there is NO devil that can cast out God!! Tell me we aren't strong enough!! ONE Holy Ghost filled person is stronger than Hell itself!!!

So that was the basis of Senior Camp 2013!! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!:)

1 comment:

  1. 'Sounds like a WONDERFUL camp experience! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures