Thursday, July 12, 2007

Don't Ride the Rollercoaster

Hey everyone.....We are having a blast at camp. Our kids are so excited. They are floating right now. I have already warned them about the danger of getting too emotionally revved up. A lot of times, when you have this type of experience, you are on the mountain top when you leave camp and then you arrive home. At first, you are ready to tell the world about Jesus and then comes the rejection. It's a steady downward slide into the valley. I have told our students over and over to not be greatly moved by any one Christian experience. We need to remain steady in our commitment to Christ. It's all too easy to allow ourselves to become emotionally high when we are in the camp bubble. Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying we shouldn't be excited about Jesus. I just believe that if our faith is going to be genuine, steadfast, and commited to the cause of Christ, we need to ask God to help us stay in a place where our relationship with Him is one of do or die. Our kids, without a doubt, have been changed this week. I am looking forward to what God is going to do through them. Until later...........Melissa


Dee Dee's Diary said...

Good advice Melissa. All too many times it's the emotions that confuse people....and you start thinking that if you don't FEEL something, it's not real. It's easy to feel moved and excited and reved up when you are at camp...but when camp is over...what are you feeling? Hopefully you will create some opportunities for future mentoring through camp.

Jena said...

You were the talk of the church last night. Everyone is excited to hear about the goings on at camp. We are keeping all of you in our prayers. It is awesome to see what God is doing.

CroppinRobin said...

I remember camp days...and you are absolutely right to tell the kids that while it is wonderful to 'feel' it is more important to be steadfast in our relationship with Jesus, at camp and at home. Wish --- would have told us this when we were at camp...but that is a whole 'nother post, is it not?