At camp, people often expect God to be working in our lives in those “spiritual moments” like chapel, cabin Bible times, devotions, or testimonies.  Those are the moments we worry about and feel so ill-prepared for and yet I’ve noticed that God likes to use seemingly pointless things to teach us just as often as those designated times. 

On High School Staff, sometimes those “spiritual moments” seem few and far between, but God uses and teaches us all the same.

One day while I was in the kitchen trying to load dirty laundry into a broken laundry basket (which I had already tried to duct tape into something useable four years ago) I had a thought.  Why don’t I just ask for new laundry baskets?  And as simply as that, there was a set of brand new laundry baskets waiting in the kitchen that Sunday. 

Laundry baskets may seem insignificant, but so do many of the things we need everyday.  No matter how trivial, God can give us everything we need if we just ASK HIM.  We don’t need to worry about making the little we have work, we don’t need to rely on “broken laundry baskets,” because God is just waiting for us to ask Him for something better.  He has everything we need, if only we ask!

“Ask and it will be given to you;  seek and you will find;  knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives;  he who seeks find;  and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.  Matthew 7:7-8

Sara Gardner
CIT – Counselor In Training