Hi there campers! Welcome to Revival Camp 2018! We are excited for another summer of big praise hands, beautiful bibles and a whole lotta Jesus! We are so excited to see what Jesus has in store for us this summer and to EXPLORE His beautiful word together! We have reached out to some amazing ladies in our community to serve as your camp leaders (writers) to lead to through the wonderful adventure of Revival Camp 2018! This page will serve as your home base for Revival Camp with devotional and video updates!
You can find your Revival Camp kits here
( YES !!!! We have camp kits this year, we are SOOO excited too!!! )
We will release one kit a month for the next three months ( for 3 kits total) working ALL the way through camp!!
Below you will find each devotional theme along with a video
to corresponding! Check back for updated content! xo – Welcome to camp!!!
Hiya Campers! This is Revival Camp 2018 and you have quite an adventure awaiting you! There are mountains to climb, creeks to throw rocks into, and camp songs ’round the fire. You know how a camp has so many fun trails to explore, and you never know what you’ll find around the next bend? Well, Revival Camp is much the same way but just like you, this is a one-of-a-kind camp. You’ll be diving in and exploring God’s Word in many unique ways. My prayer for you is that you’ll explore and discover so much more about our God who loves you like crazy as you spend time in His Word this month Here’s a verse I recently dove into and just love! Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
ROMANS 15:13 CSB
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Let’s break it down:
May the GOD OF HOPE
Isn’t it great that He’s a God of hope! Seems much better than
serving a God of despair, a God of fear, or a God of “it ain’t
fill YOU with all JOY AND PEACE
Isn’t it wonderful that our God of hope fills us with joy and peace!
Again, He’s not filling us with bitterness and backbiting. It’s His
joy and peace. And He doesn’t just give us a little…He fills us!
as You BELIEVE
I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather believe in. Let’s see, if I
believe Him, He will fill me with joy and peace? Sounds like a
good swap to me.
so that YOU may OVERFLOW WITH HOPE
I’m starting to get the feeling that our God doesn’t want to give
us just a little joy, peace, and hope. He wants to fill us and He
wants it to OVERFLOW to others!
by the power of the Holy Spirit.
So what’s going to make all this joy, peace, and hope stuff
happen? The greatest power in the universe!
This month as we explore the Word, we’ll learn more about the
power of prayer, the importance of fellowship, and having a
heartbeat for God! I’m so excited to camp out with you in the
Word this month. I pray you, too, are filled with His joy, basking
in His peace, and His hope overflows in you today!
Psalm 18:6 (HCSB)
Women are do-ers. When a friend is in need, we cook, clean, take care of their kiddos, run
errands, or hold their hand. We feel most helpful when we are doing.
Today, I had a reminder of how much we value the do. As I write this, my daughter Emily is
serving as a missionary in Africa. This afternoon, her best friend’s father is undergoing a heart
procedure. Emily longs to be at the hospital with the family. She wants to do the best friend
duties, but eight thousand miles keep her from holding a hand or making a snack & coffee run.
There’s only one thing she can do. Pray.
I began to understand the value of pray over do when my younger daughter Ashley was in
second grade. Our little girl was an angel… everywhere except at home. I didn’t know what to
do with her. One day, the Lord cleared my schedule, & I realized it was for one reason. To pray. I
lay face down on our living room floor, crying & praying for Ashley. After school, I sat her on the
couch & prayed over her. That day she was drenched in her mama’s prayers. The
transformation wasn’t immediate, but there was a shift in her behavior.
Because of prayer.
Ashley’s turn-around wasn’t the result of my amazing parenting skills. Our daughter’s life
changed forever because I prayed. God heard my cry. The gap between our lips and His ears is
the shortest distance in all of creation. And not only does He hear us, but 1 John 5:14–15
reminds us that when we ask according to His will, we have what we’ve asked for. “God, I want
Ashley to follow you all the days of her life.” His will. “Father, comfort my friend & his family
during this time.” His will. We cry out, God hears, and He sees to it.
Emily may not be able to hold her friend’s hand, but she can cry out to God and place her friend
in His hands. Through the peace & comfort of the Holy Spirit, her prayer is more effective than her do.
Our prayers are powerful. Nothing moves God more than His people praying. Because of this,
prayer is not a last resort. Prayer is the best do. Let’s begin our journey of Revival Camp 2018
with prayer. As you speak to God, take time to listen as He whispers to your heart.
1. Are you a do-er? How can you turn the desire to do into prayer?
2. Think about a situation in your life or in the life of someone you love. Do you feel anxious?
Philippians 4:6 tells us how to deal with these situations. Read this passage and then
present your requests to God.
Ecclesiastes 4:12; Romans 16:17-18
The day I gave my life to Christ, the message happened to be about fellowship. I knew what the
word meant on the surface, but I wanted to know the underlying meaning.
Fellowship simply means people coming together to pursue a common interest. Sounds simple
right? My first experience in church fellowship was not as a pleasant one. The church
environment I found myself in was critical, judgmental, and superficial. I became so discouraged
and felt it wasn’t for me. The truth is, sometimes we need to be aware of our surroundings and
know when to walk away. Romans 16:17-18 talks about these things, verse 18 reads, “By
smooth talk & flattery they deceive the minds of naïve people.” Can you relate? The enemy
always uses such schemes to keep us from God’s plan. The enemy uses the people closest to
us to tempt & distance us from God.
It was so easy for me to be independent & not partake in fellowship. I had Jesus, my bible, my
family— in essence, no one that could become a wedge between God & me. But in time, what I
found was that I didn’t have someone to support me through my infertility or the loss of my
parents. My life was a broken car in need of parts. I needed a God-centered community around
me. I needed them to fight for me when I was too tired to pray. I needed them to listen &
encourage me when doubt creeped in. “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend
themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:12). God, Jesus, & the
Holy Spirit are a cord of three that cannot be broken. He is a God of community & lives it out in
every aspect of His being. He has always ruled with Jesus & the Holy Spirit by His side. God
has never been alone. Jesus, who did life with His twelve disciples, also relied on fellowship.
Fellowship must be God-centered in order to be effective. Man cannot give, fulfill, or extend
what God gives. Fellowship was never intended to supersede or surpass God. Jesus knew this
principle, & taught the disciples the importance of this by stepping away & taking time to be filled
by the Father.
Where there is Love, there will be Hurt. Jesus was not spared of hurt fellowship. His disciples
loved Him, yet Peter DENIED Him (Matt 26:69-75). Judas BETRAYED Him (Luke 22:3-6). And
Thomas DOUBTED Him (John 20:25-28). Jesus encountered the very same things we do in our
fellowship today. We must bear with each other & forgive one another as the Lord has forgiven
us. The mark of true fellowship is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of a reconciling
spirit. Jesus knew that fellowship with the Father was one where NO DENIAL, NO BETRAYAL,
and NO DOUBT existed.
So I ask, If Jesus relied on the Father for all things, how much more should we?