2 Timothy 2:22 Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Today we are leaving for the final two weeks of camp. We will be working with 2 separate groups of teens. Each group is coming to camp for 6 days. Our desire is that those that already know the Lord will grow in faith, love and peace for Him as the verse from Timothy says and continue to discover what ways He has for them to serve Him. For those that are coming that have not yet made the decision to give Jesus control of their lives and receive His forgiveness, we are praying that this is their time. That this Christmas they will give their lives to Jesus and receive the best present of all! Eternal life in Christ.
Without Christ, young people today don’t stand a chance. Without the help of the Holy Spirit to guide and lead them it is impossible today to live a good and moral life. They are bombarded with all kinds of mixed messages from a society that tells them it feels good and right to you then just do it and all will be well. I have watched one kid after another go down the path of “it felt so good and right” and end up badly hurt and scarred for life. Some have even died in their pursuit of the pleasures of this world. And where are the adults? Many are working so many hours just to make ends meet they hardly even see their children. When they are home they at home they are in front of a TV or a computer screen barely aware of what is going on in their own home. Some kids are cutting, using dope, drinking and having sex upstairs while mom and dad are surfing the internet downstairs. We deal with the broken lives that are the result of living in this fallen world whidh is getting darker every day. But it doesn’t have to stay that way for these kids – you can make a difference!
There is a hope and it is in Christ – not Santa Claus! We can learn more about it by reading the bible each day with some of that time we would have spent surfing the internet. We can ALL reach out to a young person this Christmas. We can show an interest in their lives and we can teach them true moral values that have stood the test of time and will never go out of date until the author (God) takes us home.
This is what we will be attempting to do here over the next two weeks. Taking an interest in the lives of 200 teens. No Christmas shopping for me this year! I am determined with the Lord’s help to reach as many kids with the Gospel of Christ this Christmas. It is the only gift that really matters, so much more than material things the world would have you believe you can’t live without! Will you join me? Will you invest some of the time you would spend in the mall this year and visit with a young person instead this Christmas season and share the life giving gift of Christ?
Please pray with me!
Dear Jesus, thank you for coming and taking control of my life and for dying on the cross for my sins. I know you offer the only true forgiveness and way to the Father and eternal life. I ask you today to forgive my sins and make me a part of your family. I welcome you into my heart and my home as the head and not just a visitor. I give you my life to do whatever you want to do with it. It is in your precious name I pray Jesus. Amen
If you haven’t yet given your life to Christ and you are interested in beginning a new life with Him please see the link that says “Peace with God” on the home page of this blog. He is waiting to give you the best Christmas ever – don’t miss out this year and settle for what the world has to offer when you can have a gift that will last for all of eternity.
Under His wing,