Well it is that time of year again. Summer has begun. School has let out, and summer camps are opening all around the country. We will be attending one of those camps this week, Kids Kamp 2012 JUMP putting your Faith in Motion, at Pine Springs Baptist Camp. I ask that you all remember the sponsors, teen helpers, camp workers, teachers, and most importantly the kids this week. Youth camp is a time when the gospel will be presented free of electronic devices where kids can really pay attention. Salvation, rededications, and commitment to follow the Lord into his ministry can be and often are the results of these camps. Pray for the Lord to move this week and hearts would be ready to receive Him and His message. Also pray for the safty of those traveling to and from the camp grounds. May God Bless you and Keep you this week.
Reading this morning I came across a passage of scripture that reminded me that we are responsible for what we gaze upon. Of course I am referring to the 101st Psalm 3rd verse. " I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me." Psalm 101:3. It is so easy to sit down in front of the television and begin to watch a show and realize it is something we should not be watching and continue to watch. Let me start by saying we are not responsible for a passing thought that comes through our mind or in front of our eyes but we are responsible for the things we dwell upon. It is very clear here in the Word of GOD that we are to not let these things cleave to us. When something comes on our television or across our eyes that is not pleasing to the Lord change the channel or walk away. Satan is a master at this technique. He knows that if he can get us hooked by showing us something that looks appealing and fun and not harmful at all then he has a grip on us to drag us down. He has been using this tactic since Genesis 3:6- "And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes". We all know how that story ended the need for Christ to come down from Heaven and hang upon a tree for our sins. As summer approaches be careful of where your eyes are directed and what you allow them to dwell on. Change the channel when something you should not be watching is on it does not matter if it is a "good " show or it isnt that bad. Remember Jesus is there watching and looking at the same thing you are.