Good morning from Lake Palestine! This is your friendly neighborhood Shores Director, Fish Face!

Your camper is awake and we are ready for a big day! In a few short minutes, we will all be heading to our first Bible Study for the week. And I want to share with you what we are going to be studying today’s in God’s Word. 

We start off today with the topic “The Presence of God is: The Answer to My Prayers.”

Our kickoff Memory Verse is John 16:23-24. Jesus tells his disciples that “whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”

Did you catch that? We can…ask anything?! It’s true. And this isn’t the only time Jesus says this. I think he really, really means it.

Prayer is simply talking with God about what we’re doing together!

And in that ongoing, every day, moment to moment conversation, requests will come up naturally! And our Good Father LOVES to give to us and provide for us.

You cannot seek and practice the presence of God without prayer. And we get to ask anything, in line with His will, in the name of Jesus – and we will receive! He loves to fill us with joy in this way!

Do you believe you can “ask anything” of God?

What does your “prayer life” look like?

Today, right this very moment, if you could ask anything of God, what would it be?

Go for it. I’m serious. Go for it! Your camper is going for it this morning. Why not you too?

His presence is with you. Believe and become present to Him today.

“I believe the most adequate description of prayer is simply, ‘Talking to God about what we are doing together.’ That immediately focuses the activity where we are but at the same time drives the egotism out of it. Requests will naturally be made in the course of this conversational walk. Prayer is a matter of explicitly sharing with God my concerns about what he too is concerned about in my life. And of course he is concerned about my concerns and, in particular, that my concerns should coincide with his. This is our walk together. Out of it I pray.”

Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy

Each morning around this time, we will post another blurb about the day’s Bible Study. 

Will you 1) commit to reading and praying through it with us? 2) commit to praying for your camper and all of us at the Shores?

You’ll be thinking about the same verses, truth, promises your camper is thinking about. You can be present with them – in spirit, mind, and prayer. Let’s go all in together this week.

See you tomorrow!