Saturday, June 10, 2017

God is our filter

I waited 365 days for this past Monday to come. On Monday, I heard three words that I waited the 365 days to hear and they were "Welcome to BigStuf". This camp is one of my favorite camps to go to during the summer. This year marked my 4th year going and it was more than I could have imagined. My life changed this summer. If you know, I have been having some personal problems these past few months that drifted me from God. I let a guy get between God and me. 

If you have never heard of BigStuf let me explain it to you. BigStuf is our of Georgia and every summer, they rent out a hotel and conference center for 2 months for 9 camps. 5 day and 4-day camps. Every night something new happens. And they also have interns that help out with everything and famous speakers and band members. This camp happens at Panama City Beach, Florida right there at the beach. You can walk out of the hotel and touch the sandy beaches.

I went to camp 1 this year so we were the first one's to see everything. This year's theme was Filters. We all use filters in our life. Sometimes they are good and then there are filters that are not the best. 

Session 1's theme was that Jesus is our filter. This session talked about see different, be different. We shouldn't try to be anyone else but our own self. God made us to be individual. One of the questions that the speaker asked was: How do you see the world? Do you see the world in a filter? Your filter on _____ is going to determine _____. The way you see determines who you are going to be. See = be. How you see you, others, the world, and God are going to either get you on the way or in the way. And what controls your mind, controls your life. If you think about unGodly things, then you are going to act in ways that isn't God-like. No one is more influential in your life than you are. Having a relationship with Jesus does not guarantee your life will change. One of the verses that he used was 2 Corinthians 5:17. Our filter is our mind. The verse that the speaker used was Romans 12:2. The filters that are normal aren't the filters that are the best. We should let God transform us into the person that He wants us to be. The filter that God wants for you is the filter you were meant to have. Again if we see different, we can be different. We should ask ourselves these three questions about things in our life that are preventing us from trusting Jesus. 
1. What excuses do you make to rationalize wrong behavior?
2. What area in your life do you tend to overact? 
3. What is your most dangerous temptation? 

There are 7 sessions in total from this week and I have decided that they are going to be put in a different blog post so they aren't a mile long. Thank you for reading and I hope that you learned something from it.  

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