We often reprint prior devotions that now reflect on the coming lectionary texts. This is a reprint from a devotion originally published on June 22, 2016.
Prayer: Help me to live a life that transforms, O Lord. Amen
Reading: Galatians 5: 13-25 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: We are encouraged to live differently. Be conscious of how we might behave that is pleasing to God and loving of our neighbor.
A camper came to us on a Sunday, literally shaking in fear of being here. By Thursday the camper was asking if there was a way to come back for a second week this summer. (There is. Just call the office and it will be arranged! 570 922-1587).
Let me tell you how that transformation happened. We have a staff who lives by the yummy fruits of the Spirit—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The camper experienced that life from our counselors and wants more!
Might someone be transformed today by the way you live?
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