After Camp Devotional - Day 1

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Then Jesus gave them this illustration: “No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and uses it to patch an old garment. For then the new garment would be ruined, and the new patch wouldn’t even match the old garment. “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the new wine would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine must be stored in new wineskins. Luke 5:36-38 NLT

Welcome back home! If you’re reading this, you just got back from FUSE Camp and you just experienced SOMETHING pretty meaningful. Something that has the potential to change how you live your life. So the big question is . . .

What happens now? What should you DO?

Of course, you can’t start to apply the things you learned from camp if you can’t remember what they were. So let’s think back a bit. To start, write down the top three things that you took away from your experience. (Don’t skip this step! You’ll need it tomorrow.) Think of the things you heard from Frank or in your small group discussions or something you discovered on your own with God. It can even be a cool conversation you had with a new friend that helped you to see something in a whole new way. Whatever it is, make sure that it’s specific to YOU. Don’t just write down the theme of the week or the specific verse that we used (though those aren’t bad things!). Really think about what YOU learned. What spoke specifically to YOU? Write it down in the notes app in your phone, in a journal you may have, or somewhere in your camp magazine. You should just really write it down somewhere.

Over the next few days, you’ll think over all that you’ve learned and how those things can make a difference in your life. You’ll make a plan, think through some ways you can keep going even when things get difficult, and even find a few people who can help you stay on track. This is a chance to start fresh, and to help create good habits in your life. Just like it says in Luke 5:36-38, don’t just try to put a patch over your old life, but know that God has made you new. FUSE CAMP doesn’t have to just be a fun thing that happened in the past. It has the potential to be a big part of your new future. 

Spend some time in prayer asking God to bring to mind those three things you want to write down and thank Him for the amazing week at camp!