Sometimes our world can feel overcome by darkness and suffering. The way America is headed can feel daunting and too far gone. But I’m here to tell you … there is a generation of people who still have a heart for Jesus. There are still young people in pursuit of Jesus and desire to spread His light with the world! One of our favorite things about working in camp ministry is the privilege of catching glimpses of God’s work in the hearts of teenagers. To watch Him raise up the next generation to proclaim His name and bring Him glory!
A couple weeks ago we welcomed Salt & Light Youth to camp for the sole purpose of learning to study God’s Word. This retreat was not for the faint of heart. They spent hours reading and re-reading and discussing and seeking to understand the text and the heart of God.
Not every teen will come and do this, but we loved watching this group dive in and wrestle with the things of God!
We are excited to continue to share the journey with this crowd of people when they return this summer!
Until then…may we each make getting into God’s Word our top priority this year! Encountering Him is life-changing and life-giving! (If you don’t have a Bible-reading plan yet, we have an easy and trackable and FREE printable to help with just that! Click here to print it!)
Feeling discouraged because you’ve been dropping some intentions is a pretty common feeling around this time of year! New habits are hard to build. Because we believe getting into God’s Word changes everything, we want to encourage you and help you get back on track to reaching your goal!
Shaun’s video on instagram last week was a good jump start, but he wanted to follow up with a better explanation of how to get it done. In a perfect world, we would have started January 1 in the book of John and ended in Revelation by mid summer. Since we are getting back on track here in February it might take until mid September to get through Revelation. Then we can circle back and hit the gospels before the end of the year and we’ve completed the whole New Testament. Like a boss! What?!
Like Shaun encouraged last week, connecting with God is what matters, so pick up today where you left off or get started all together! No time like the present!
Let us know in the comments what Scripture has been encouraging you lately! It might encourage us too!
BEFORE YOU GO:
1. If you’d like weekly encouragement as you read along, let Shaun know! There’s a whole crowd of people pursuing this same goal! (you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org )
2. If you’d like a printable to keep you on track with your goal, get that here.
3. Get a few friends in on this to help keep each other going! We are better together, right?!