The lost art of a daily quiet time.
It is getting harder and harder to find ways to help our students grow in their walk with God outside of our student ministry context. I have found that few students spend regular time in God's word. Most of our kids don't have journals, devotional books, or any sort of structured way to engage in God's word throughout the week.
In an effort to help our kids connect with Jesus and because I am cheap, I have decided to write daily devotionals for my students each week. A 5 day daily devotional to be done over the next 7 days.
I long for my students to know Jesus and to be molded and shaped by him.
The only way this is going to happen is if they spend time alone with God. These devotionals are designed so students will ENCOUNTER God through His word. And then BE REFLECTIVE. To ask questions, wrestle with, and listen to the Holy Spirit as He leads them on the path of everlasting life. Then I want them to develop a faith that is outward focus, so they will have an opportunity to BE A BLESSING. And finally, our students will consider how to work out their faith with other people, so they can BE TOGETHER.
Most every Thursday I will be posting the devotionals I am using with my students. It is a good accountability for me to make sure they get done before youth group. And I hope that they are a blessing to you and to your ministry.
Please feel free to print them out, make copies, and put them in the hands of students. My desire is that my students, as well as your students, would come to know, love, and serve Jesus all the days of their life!
May God continue to bless you and your ministry as you strive to love and care for students! Have a great week of ministry, and love those kids right into the Kingdom of God!