“Can I go to Bible camp?” I heard of all the wonderful experiences my brother had the year before when he went to Bible camp. With all my heart I wanted to experience the goodness of God. Unfortunately, my parents could only send one that year. I did go to Girl Scout Camp because I sold enough Girl Scout cookies! However, I thought that camp was the way to learn about God, so I needed to go to Bible camp too! When he returned home, he took the best notes for me and shared everything he learned. He is an amazing writer and some of his writings he turned into songs. It was so wonderful because I can see how God was working through my brother. He came home to share the Good News.
Later that summer, my mom told me I was invited to go with my friend Abigail to day camp. She visited her family next door to my house once a year, and she didn’t want to go by herself. I thought it was the best gift ever!! It was like Bible camp except during the day. Day camp lasted for two days, and two days was like forever to me! I remembered the delight I had in my heart! I finally made it to Bible camp!! I wanted to experience the goodness of God! I memorized the fruit of the Spirit too! I even earned a Lollipop that never tasted so sweet. Everything that day seemed sweeter!
It turns out the sweetest part wasn’t the Lollipop I earned, it was what God was doing in my heart! This brought me to this verse in Psalms. “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” Psalm 34:8-10 ESV. The pull on my heart I couldn’t ignore! Jesus was knocking on the door of my heart! I asked my friend about what I was feeling and asked questions about Jesus. I knew I needed Jesus! I knew I sinned and I felt helpless about it. I didn’t like the consequence of sin! It scared me too. Jesus loves me and paid the price for me and died on the cross for my sins. I didn’t have to earn His love and forgiveness. He already loved me. The last day at camp, I accepted Jesus in my heart! This gift I received is free to me and for everyone. I was so excited and wanted the whole world to know just like how my brother was when he came home from camp and shared the good new to me. I didn’t know what to do next, so the first thing I did was memorize the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:5-15!
God does give the desires of your heart! He created me and you in His image and knows everything about us. (Psalm 139) He made a way for me to go to camp when there seemed to be no way at all. It turns out the best gift I could ever receive in my life is the day I received Jesus as my Lord and Savior! Jesus paid for all my sins but not just mine every person in the whole world once and for all. Roman’s 6:23 NLT “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday sun. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!” Psalm 37:5-7 ESV
Petra is one of the first Christian artists I started listening too!
Song by Petra
I believe in God the Father, maker of heaven and earth And in Jesus Christ His only Son I believe in the virgin birth I believe in the Man of Sorrows bruised for iniquities I believe in the Lamb who was Crucified and hung between two thieves
I believe in the resurrection on the Third and glorious day And I believe in the empty tomb and the Stone that the angel rolled away He descended and set the captives free And now He sits at God’s right hand And prepares a place for me
This is my creed, the witness I have heard The faith that has endured This truth is assured Through the darkest ages past Though persecuted, it will last And I will hold steadfast to this creed
I believe He sent His Spirit to comfort and to reveal To lead us into the truth and light, to baptize and to seal I believe that He will come back the way He went away And receive us all unto Himself, but no man knows the day
I believe He is the Judge of all men, small and great The resurrected souls of men receive from Him their fate Some to death and some to life, some to their reward Some to sing eternal praise forever to our Lord
My name is Michelle Morgan! I love living my life for Jesus in everything I do! I love teaching, reading, gardening, cooking, running, writing, jump-rope and outdoors! I am so thankful to be a wife and mother of 10 wonderful children! My favorite is doing life together with my family and friends by learning and exploring through everyday life! I’m thankful for my husband, children and church family!
If I wait for everything to be perfect, It won’t happen! So, I may have some errors in my blog, but my beautiful children right at my side! I pray to write a book while in this journey. I hope and pray all of you and your families are blessed and take a step out in faith on your journey with Jesus! Don’t let the fear of mistakes hold you back!
2 Corinthians 12:9-11, But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong
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