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Wednesday Before Bootcamp - Love, Fear & Giving Up

Warm-Up: Pray: "Lord, thank you for the things you've given me. I don't thank you enough but today is different. Open the eyes of my heart so I can see the things you've given me that I can't even see." Read 2 Timothy 1:7.

Round 1: Go grab the 5 possessions that mean the most to you and put them in front of you. Now write down 5 things that you are afraid of. 

Round 2: Challenge yourself to go without something today. For example, no sugar, or TV, or Snapchat. Tell God that you are giving these things up because you want the power, love and self-discipline that He promises. Draw a picture of what you are giving up in your journal.

Round 3: Today, each time you want the thing you gave up for God, pray this: "God, I really want (insert whatever you gave up) right now, but today is different—give me power, love and self-discipline instead. Thank you God." Review your list of 5 fears and ask God to give you confidence to overcome them.

Burnout: Write out 2 Timothy 1:7 five times. As you write it out, think about how this verse could help you during bootcamp.

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Tuesday Before Bootcamp - Fruit, Spirit & God-Wired

How did that milk taste? Ready for some steak? Heads up, if you guys are down, we'll do a lip sync battle at bootcamp. Start planning and practicing now. You can compete solo or with a group. Main stipulation: Disney songs only.

Warm-Up: Ask God to teach you in the next few minutes as you read His word. Look up and read Galatians 5:22-23.

Round 1: Pray this: "Spirit, you enable me to be like Jesus in an awesome way. You have given me a unique way to be like Him. Help me to realize that." Now write out the list of the fruit of the Spirit in your journal.

Round 2: For two minutes, sit quietly and look at the words on the list, thinking about what they mean to you. Circle at least two fruits of the Spirit on your list and write down one way that you can show that fruit  to someone today.

Round 3: Listen to the song "Spirit of the Living God" at this link:

Burnout: In your own words, tell God how awesome He is. Thank Him for wiring you to be like Him. Ask Him to give you opportunities to show the fruit of the Spirit at bootcamp next week.

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