I am spending the week with 10 high school seniors at the Wilds for senior trip. I am going to try to write a few things down that I learn each day and will post them here when I get time.
Here is what I learned on Monday
1. Good flavor does not always equal good food
Eating breakfast at Bojangles is awesome. Eating lunch at Cookout is awesome–for about $5 I ate a hamburger, fries, a bacon wrap (basically a BLT in a tortilla, and everything tastes better in a tortilla) and a caramel cheesecake shake. Eating both in the same day is not so awesome. I’m pretty sure I could feel my blood using pick axes and dynamite in order to work its way through my arteries by dinner time.
2. Studying God’s Word is essential, not something on a to-do list.
Matt Herbster used this ridiculous analogy to illustrate how we often imagine our Bible reading: There is a giant Sunday School chart on the wall in Heaven with every Christian’s name. One very special angel’s job is to watch each of us and when we read our Bible each day, he puts a gold star beside our name. another angel has a Sharpie and if we don’t read our Bible that day, he draws a frownie face. At the end of the week they add it all up and if. Read our Bible enough days, they decide we can have a good week.
Obviously, that’s not the way it works. God wants us to have a relationship with Him and has given us the Bible so we can choose to learn more about Him and what He wants from us. Fading His message to us isn’t a good luck charm or a Christian chore, it is essential to spiritual growth.