Thursday Morning Flagpole: God Fits My Fun

This morning before breakfast, compadre Nick Paden discussed today’s theme, “God Fits My Fun.” He read from Daniel 1 how Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah refused to eat King Nebuchadnezzar’s food and “at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king’s meat” (Daniel 1:15). These four made the decision to put God first. While they were not “having fun,” we can take this lesson and apply it to our own lives.

Referencing Nick Hall’s talk about our life being a pie and how God should be our whole pie, Paden pointed out how “God” and “fun” should not be different slices of pie. If God is one slice and fun is another slice, then God can’t fit into our lives. If God is our whole pie, then He will be in our fun and it will be true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, and of good repute (Philippians 4:8). We must always make sure that our fun and recreation are wholesome.

Daniel and his friends were probably watched closely because they were different, but they never wavered. They weren’t alone because they were on the Lord’s side. If God fits our fun, we won’t waver either.

Camp is about having fun, but we need to make sure our fun isn’t overpowering God. While we are singing, praying, and in Bible study, we must be serious and focus on God, not daydreaming about playing sports later in the day. It is imperative that we aren’t tuning out because we’re too focused on having fun, or too tired from having fun. We need to put God first in our lives this week and throughout our entire life.