I've been speaking at family camps in Michigan for two weeks. Before that, I came off of our annual SUSIE Magazine international missions trip. We went to Guatemala this year.
It's easy to serve God on a missions trip
or at camp, isn't it?
The sun on your back.
Giant swimming pools.
The smell of a crisp campfire.
The sound of the flames crackling.
The best music.
Challenging messages from speakers.
Everyone's in worship mode.
But when the missions trip is over . . .
When everyone has packed up and gone home from camp
how can you keep the campfire burning?
God yearns for our praise
our being sold-out and excited to serve Him
When the skies are gray and cloudy
and you think the rain will never stop.
And the thunder is so loud you wonder if there's a message inside the crash.
God wants our devotion when there are no friends surrounding us with raised hands
and when there are no worship songs playing.
In your hallway at school . . .
or at your desk in home-school . . .
God wants YOU 24/7.
But oftentimes we use a missions trip
or a camp
as our mountain
then we go home and simply wait for the next mountain.
That won't work.
That's not what following Christ is about.
The GOD of our mountains
of our valleys.
Or the world won't want what we have,
So think about it, Girls.
How can YOU keep the campfire burning
long after the last smore has been eaten
and the songs have faded into the night?
I love you.