There really isn't anything like a week at camp to get you pumped up. For serious. I had an awesome week...a long week, but a good one. I got to meet a lot of youth from all over South Carolina that were there for the same thing I was, and for the most part, waaay more excited about it. It kinda put me to shame.
All week long I was reminded of Revelation 2, when the church at Ephesus receives their letter:
I know your works, your labor, and your endurance, and that you cannot tolerate evil. You have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and you have found them to be liars. You also possess endurance and have tolerated many things because of My name, and have not grown weary. But I have this against you: you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember then how far you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. Otherwise, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place-unless you repent. Revelation 2:2-5 (emphasis added)
I really have been struggling for a long time, trying to regain my first love for Christ...and I've failed miserably. I didn't know how. But our chapel speaker this week (Matthew Elrod, check him out, he's awesome: www.matthewelrod.com/blog) challenged us to look at God from a different perspective, looking at God's magnificence, and really took us down a few notches. I'm regaining a zeal to study God's Word more, and I'm really excited about this summer now. In the midst of updating you on how our clubs are going, I wanna reflect on some of the things I've been challenged with this week, so look for that in the future.