Thursday, August 30, 2007

Summer of Lessons

Hey everyone,

Well its been a few months since I have last posted on here. I spent my summer working at Camp Vesper Point in Soddy Daisy, TN. Working that this camp taught me a lot of lessons and God really worked on my heart this summer. Through this summer I learned what it meant to be completely engulfed in God and his love. Being surrounded by some many great people, its hard to not feel that. I found myself everyday just being very excited to get into his word and desiring to learn more. I learned this summer to be content with where God has me in my life and what his plans were. I know I can't do anything without the Lord, and doing things with him means letting go and letting him take control. All these things are great and have made an impact on my life.
But now I am back at school and things are definitely different here then they were at camp. I see things differently now, and I tend to fall back to my old ways. But this year I have made it a challenge to myself to be unique. No I don't mean unique as in the way I dress or the music I listen to. But unique in God. I have to be in the world, but not of the world. It's hard to do these things alone. But I am not alone, I have God right there with me, guiding my way. I guess this could be a prayer request for me and anyone else that is going through this. God has definitely blessed me by placing people in my life, and they keep me accountable. Though I may go through struggles at times and it can be hard, but the prize at the end is always going to be greater. Our theme verse for this summer was Phil 3:14. "I press on towards the goal, for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Though the journey may be tough, but I know I have to keep pressing on, because the prize here on earth doesn't compare to the eternal prize.