Camp is over, so now what? You had an amazing week full of life impact and meaningful decisions, but now you’re back home. Or you had a difficult week full of conviction and fatigue and you aren’t sure of the point of the entire week. Either way, you’re looking for some closure, some way to wrap it all up. That’s where the importance of reflection comes in. After a week like Teen Camp, reflection isn’t only a good idea, it’s absolutely necessary.
In Wednesday’s TAWG, Mike Phipps talked about self-control. We read Matthew 4:1-11 to see how Jesus reacted to Satan’s temptation in the wilderness. What happened before that is important to understand. Go now and read Matthew 3:13-17 and Matthew 4:1-2.
Jesus was baptized and then he fasted in the wilderness for 40 days. Those are two pretty important spiritual experiences. Jesus surely was feeling some spiritual and emotional fatigue. He was probably trying to process all that had happened. When Jesus was baptized, God commissioned Him by sending His Spirit in the form of a dove. There was certainly a lot going on.
You’ve experienced a lot as well over the last week. Through TAWG, the sessions in the Tab and the Teen Tent, and the cabin time with your counselors, there is certainly a lot to process. If you still have your TAWG booklets, go back and look at Wednesday’s lesson. If not, read Matthew 4:3-11.
Jesus went right back to God’s Word when he was faced with temptation. As you reflect on what God was doing in your life over the last week, make sure you spend time in God’s Word. Find some time over the next few days to get alone and read Scripture. If you aren’t sure where to start, here are a few good verses.
1 Kings 19:9-13
Also, take time to pray. Ask God where He wants you to go from here. Ask Him how He wants to use what you learned at camp in your life back home. Ask Him to strengthen you against the attacks of the enemy. Here are a few questions to ask yourself and God as you debrief the time at camp…
What was God saying to me at camp?
What was my favorite part of camp?
What part of camp was most difficult?
Which TAWG lesson was most impactful?
What is one thing I learned at camp that I can implement into my daily life at home?
We are continuing to pray for you as you transition from camp to life back home. If you ever have any questions at all, please contact us at the Teen Camp Facebook page. We love you, and we hope you were reminded once again at camp of God’s great love for you. May He bless you as you seek His direction for your life.
For the rest of the week, we will be posting TAWG lessons from the Fruit of the Spirit that we didn’t get to while we were out at camp. Check back each day for a new lesson. After this week, the TAWG lessons will be posted on a weekly basis.