Deuteronomy 6:9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates - - so that your children will remember!!
Jeremiah 30:2 Thus the LORD God of Israel, says, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
Monday, July 25, 2016
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Make a Vow to God - - To Read Your Bible Every Day
Christian Youth Camp is a Good Investment
It was summer time, and our church announced the opportunity
for those 12 years and older to attend Christian Youth Camp at Lake Tahoe.Because our dads both worked for the Southern Pacific rail road, they
could obtain a free pass for me and my girl friend Gracie for the train ride
from Oakland to Lake Tahoe.From there to Zephyr Cove we would need to
pay for a short bus ride.Our youth
sponsor was traveling with us and another young man from one of the other
churches so we were well chaperoned.
Gracie and I arrived tired but excited as we checked in and were
assigned a cabin and beds.The girl
instructed us to keep our money with us and to watch our purses.“No need to tempt anyone,” she said.
The mornings were filled with breakfast and singing then a
chapel service, and afternoons were free to hike or swim in the freezing cold
lake.I sent a letter home on Monday
saying there was horse back riding available for $4.00 and by Wednesday I had a
letter back from Mom with the money enclosed.Gracie and I both took advantage of the horseback ride and the next day
we had some sore legs, but we didn’t mind.
The music at the camp was outstanding with guest singers and
musicians who motivated and inspired us to serve and love our Lord.
Naturally Gracie fell in love with the male soloist and I
thought she was being silly.He was
agreeable to give her his autograph, and our Youth Sponsor told us to back off
as he was happily married.After all, we
were 12 years old going on 13.
Each night after the evening meal there was a moving and
inspiring service with special missionary speakers.We were encouraged to become the best
Christian that we could be.
One ultimatum that hit home to me was the importance of
daily reading our Bible.
The speaker challenged us. “If you are serious and
determined to be the best Christian that you can be, then tell God that you
will read at least one chapter from the Bible every day for the rest of your
That night I made a vow to do so, and I must say reading
God’s word has kept me from a lot of trouble.
The only time I failed to read my Bible was if I was so sick
I could not lift my head to read.Those
times, I repeated scriptures I had memorized.
If you have children, or can sponsor a child to attend a
Christian Youth Camp, may I suggest that it is an excellent investment?
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