Every year over the 4th of July, my family, as well as other families from Ovid & elsewhere, venture into the “wilderness” for a focused time of prayer, renewal, reflection and fun!  Family Camp at Miracle Camp is something I look forward to each year as the highlight of summer!

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             Getting away to camp, or anytime you can get away from the hustle and bustle of the busyness we bring upon ourselves, allows us to connect with God on a much deeper and less distracted level.  Jesus often modeled this when He would get away from the crowds to pray and rest.  If the Son of God got away for reflection, renewal and communion with the Father, why in the world would we think we could go through life without doing the same!  Jesus is the model we must follow as we continue to develop a biblical worldview and seek to love Him and others as Jesus always intended from His Church!

Luke 5:16 But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.

Personally, I have a huge heart for Miracle Camp and how they reflect the love of God and are completely in tune with what the Holy Spirit is guiding through them.  I know people around me think I am a broken record, but everyone I know who has visited Miracle Camp for a Summer Camp, Family Camp, Marriage Retreat, Ice Camp, or the many other camp weeks they offer have come away with a love for Miracle Camp and a sense of awe in how God is guiding and directing everything they do and everything they are at the very core of their being!  Miracle Camp is one of my favorite places here on Earth!

So how about you?  Do you have a wilderness place where you can get away from all the distractions and really focus on our Creator—His love and goodness, His majesty and glory, His amazing grace?  I challenge you this week to find a place, schedule the time away to be alone with God as a family or as an individual (I need both) and let God speak to your heart as you pray and seek to make Him Lord of your entire life!

For more info on Miracle Camp and Retreat Center visit this LINK!


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