Our summer camp for Harvest HS is coming up in a few weeks. This will be my 5th year overseeing the camp itself and that is after 4 years of leading worship at it. Over time I have seen this summer camp do amazing things in so many peoples lives. I remember lots of moments of transformation for students I love and I remember even more that have marked me forever. So many legendary things have happened both sacred and just plain fun …
-the night I burned the wall of sins to illustrate what grace does.
-middle of the night slip-n-slide + pop tarts.
-the time we smashed idols all together.
-the silent sermon.
and on and on and on it goes.
I was reading the Bible this morning and was reminded that every year I get to week of the camp and in the flurry of recruiting sign-ups, planning messages, organizing cabins, and dealing with last minute drama, I always get to the end and wish I would have prayed more. and I hate that feeling. The feeling that God was willing and desirous to do more, but we left some of what He wanted to do on the table due to a lack of discipline or faith.
Rather than bemoan the past, I have decided to make this year different. For the next few weeks until we leave for ‘The War,’ there will be a lot of intentional + expectant interceding for God to do something fresh and something new and something beautiful. Why?
Mathew 21.22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”