So I work @ a summer camp with age ranges of 3-14… they are separated from 3-5 and 7-14… they all act like 3-5 years old which I can handle with the 3-5 years old because it’s expected… but the older ones get on my nerve to no end… yesterday we went to go see Barnyard at the movies… it was a really nice movie… about a coming of age cow needing to learn responsibility and take his father’s place by conquering fear and immaturity (I’m sure the kids didn’t really get that concept)… one line from the movie that I thought was really awesome was when the cow wanted to give up and just leave because he didn’t feel competent and his girlfriend cow told him “Being a great leader has nothing to do with being the biggest or the strongest but a great leader is the one who cares the most.” Jesus had something to say about this too… he said “If any among you wishes to be great among you shall be your servant and whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all.” I think these are saying the same thing because I totally believe in this day in age you have to care about others more than yourself to be a servant… not care about being seen or praise or a reward, but care about what you’re doing to help… We as human beings born into sin are naturally selfish, so it takes someone great… a great leader to be able to overcome that selfishness and be a servant.

Also I’ve been trying to do more of a longer prayer and quiet time and I’ve been paying attention to the random scriptures I come across everyday and today happened to be Gen. 50:20 “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. ” It was what Joseph said to the very people who began his horrible trials… his brothers… they planned to kill him but sold him into slavery instead because their father loved him more than the others… after going from slavery to a house to jail to the King’s Palace… tell me how a slave comes up to be the second in command after Pharoah? God’s divine plan and will that’s how… Something spectacular about Joseph during his time of trials is that he always praised and worshipped God… and in the end because he was obedient, he helped save the lives of nations… This can be us too… the trials and tribulations we go through that the devil intends for bad turn into awesome opportunities for you to bless others… it’s been a hard lesson for me to learn but I definitely can praise God because He is faithful and good and by depending on Him to get through hard times and not focusing on problems and ourselves but the character of God and how powerful He is to turn things around… I watched Grey’s today and I’m assuming it was a rerun because I haven’t been into it as people I’ve known but it was the episode where she apparently dies… the one girl says ” I believe that believing we’ll survive will make us survive” and I think that’ll be my theme from now on because believing the God is good and He’ll bring me out will be my salvation.