Spring 2018 Devotional - The List

All of us have a list of things that we enjoy - things we like to do - things we look forward to - things we think about.  What would be on your 'Top-10 Favorite Things' list?

Many of us include God somewhere on our Favorite Things list.  But, God does not want to be an option on the list.  He wants to BE the list.  (Mark 12:30 says to Love the Lord your God with ALL your heart and with ALL your soul and with ALL your mind and with ALL your strength).

If we do not make God THE list, one of two things will happen:

1)  God will remove himself from the list and let you have the things you want instead of Him.  (Romans chapter 1 tells us that God wlil give us over to the desires of our heart if we exchange the truth of God for a lie.); or

2)  God will remove everything else from the list - pruning it until He is all that is left.  (In John 15:1-2, Jesus says, "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.)

Your heart and your response to God will determine which of the two options above will be true in your life.  Our prayer is that you make God the ONLY thing on your list.  Desire Him with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength.

When we do that, God promises to give us everything else we need (But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things wll be given to you as well. - Matthew 6:33).

We look forward to seeing everyone at camp this summer!

God Bless

- Coach Gaston -