Camp Cedar Crest is a camp I’ve gone to almost every year once or twice since I’ve been and second grade and every time I go there’s a different life changing experience that I cannot describe with words because it’s Not Of This World. Christianity is a religion but also a relationship and I take it seriously because it’s one of the few things that I can rely on when I’m not in a good mood. The Father and His son are there with everyone no matter what anyone goes through, even if you don’t believe it. I’m not afraid to talk about my relationship with Christ because the proof that He is there lives within me, what has happened to me in the past, and how it made me mature to understand how to be a full time Christian.
In second grade, I accepted Christ as my savior and the Holy Spirit into my heart, but didn’t really understand how to fully express that or use it to my advantage until two years ago when I THOUGHT my life was falling apart. I was actually going through an experience that would make me mature in my relationship with Christ and it has helped me realize that my life is wonderful and the healing process I went through was indescribable. My life has been changed at this camp and I have finally found my calling after I’m done with high school. As of now, I’m am ready for what life throws at me and “I Will Not Punk Out On This Generation.” “A Christian who does not evangelize is telling the rest of the world to go to hell.” That Christian won’t be me. I’m not afraid of what people think of me and my religion/relationship. I’m not afraid to be judged because the ONLY judgement that counts is God’s and his decision on whether I’m going to Heaven or Hell on the day I die. “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son for whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” Don’t take life for granted just because someone died for OUR sins; if Jesus never died for us, we’d be paying the price ourselves.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.” I’ve lived by Proverbs 3:5-6 and that is what made me mature because through all the roughness in my life and the pain I’ve gone though, I never once doubted what God and His son can do, it was just a matter of me giving the effort.
Camp Cedar Crest has forever changed my life and others and will continue to do so for as long as its there because it’s gets us away from the world and it’s temptations that Satan wants us to give into.
This world can throw whatever it wants with me and know me down as many times as it wants, but I’ll get back up as many times as it knocks me down because the Father and the Son are there with me no matter what, I just have to believe in them and the miracles they can do.