Monday, June 27, 2011

Hume Lake Summer 2011

This last week I had the amazing opportunity to be a camp counselor for our high school youth group. We were at Hume Lake Christian Camp. It was an incredibly encouraging week. God moved in our students lives and answered our prayers in more ways than one.

The theme for the week was ALL IN. We studied David and Saul and what it means to be a person "after God's own heart," no matter the circumstances. We learned that even though David had many failings, he was still a man seeking God's heart. We also saw how Saul lost God's blessing when he succumbed to his jealousy and pride. Our speaker, Danny Strange, talked about what it means to seek after God with everything we have, no matter our situation.

We had a great time of fellowship, recreation, etc. but the most important thing was that the students experienced God this week. I know that many of them walked away with life-altering experiences and stories to share with their friends and family about how God has changed their lives forever. One of the greatest joys in being a counselor is hearing the students share their stories of how God has changed their hearts and to hear that they are seeking after him with everything they have.
Are YOU seeking God's heart today? Do you not only know ABOUT what he's done, but actually EXPERIENCED him? Do you KNOW God or do you know ABOUT God? We might know the facts, but what difference does it make if we don't live our lives accordingly? It's not about us. Are you ALL IN?

"I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart." - Psalm 40:8

1 comment:

Linda Z said...

So awesome that you got to go, Tamara. And what a great theme. A theme that has been close to my heart in the past year.