Wow, where have the weeks gone?! It’s already Friday, and I don’t think any of us can believe how fast these two weeks have flown by!
Yesterday after lunch, Cultivate had a session taught by our camp director, Pat “Michelangelo” Preston. He started out by asking everyone if they wanted to grow in their relationship with God, and every hand in the room went up. He pointed out three things that could help do that, and they were people, circumstances, and spiritual discipline.
Focusing on discipline, he went on to speak about how even though we often think about disciplining our bodies with exercise, we usually neglect to discipline other areas of our lives. A few areas of spiritual discipline that he mentioned were reading the Bible, prayer, fasting, obedience, evangelism, and service.
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
He told them spiritual discipline takes time, is often uncomfortable, and it involves others in accountability, but the reward of knowing Christ more deeply makes the process so overwhelmingly worth it!
After the talk, the Cultivate campers got the opportunity to go on a service project in Columbus! They traveled into town and went to a nearby ballpark to clean up the stands and concession area and repaint the gazebo.
Then they were invited to a cookout at our IWS director Neil “Plowasaki” Anthony’s house where they ate, played games, worshipped and had another Club session! It was a fitting talk as they closed out this session of Cultivate over Colossians 2:6-7.
Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
All in all, yesterday was yet another awesome day!