For today's devotional, again we will use the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which will also be a big part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers this summer. First, read the passage and then discuss the four questions below. Conclude by reading the reflection and ponder the quote presented.
Reading: 2 Timothy 2: 7
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, or challenges me in this text? (or for younger kids, which part of the story doesn’t make sense to me?)
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text? (or for younger kids, what is my favorite part of the story?)
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me? (or for younger kids, what does this story remind me of?)
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text? (or for younger kids, what is God or Jesus doing in this story?)
The Lord will grant us understanding in everything. What a powerful statement! Sometimes when we are going through our lives, we may not understand why something is happening to us. We may wonder why in the world we are having to deal with the situations we are dealing with. But eventually, we will understand why we have been put to the test. We just have to be patient.
In this day and age, patience is hard. We live in such a fast paced society that we want answers right away. But that may not be the Lord's way. We may have to wait for the answer. Just remember that God will grant us understanding in everything, even if it takes time. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Pray that God will grant you understanding in everything.
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