Devotions -tonight’s topic
TIME……..we don’t have enough. How are you spending it? Do you look up from your distractions? What are you going to do with yours? A few ideas presented in a poem – a video
How much time do you spend studying for school/day? 30-40 minutes was the average (kids shared)
Your education benefits you by providing you a way to earn a living. A lifetime averages about 73-74 years. If it’s worth it to us to study for school this much time for a benefit that lasts approximately 70 years…….how much time should I spend preparing for an eternity?
2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to show thyself approved unto God…”
Isaiah 55:6 “Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him while he is near.”
We’re not guaranteed tonight, tomorrow, the next day. Make sure you’re giving God his time. Jason shared God’s time’s got to come first (first thing in the morning). If not, Satan uses everything to distract him. Ware him down. When doesn’t matter to God so long as it’s a time you’re engaged.
Joshua 1:7-9 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey……9 Be not afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever we go.”
School is important. Your generation has been taught, “Stay young forever.” Scripture teaches that if you’re not growing, you’re dieing.
Psalm 119:11 “Your word I have written in my heart that I might not sin against you.” If I don’t hide scripture in my heart, I won’t have it when I need it!
If we’re not in the word, it’s the same as being in a conversation with someone who talks over you all the time!
Daily devotion……5 minutes may be your jumping in place. If you 5 do 10. If you aren’t doing anything now. Start with 3 days/week. Let’s make eternity where we place our emphasis. We place so much emphasis on this life. What we’re going to be. How much we’re going to make. Where we’re going to live. Do we have our life with Christ planned like this?
Next week your youth leaders are going to head up break-out groups on methods of devotion that they’re passionate about. Before closing prayer Jason challenged the kids, “In the next few moments of silence, think about where you are in your relationship with Christ. Where you know you should be. Pray about it.”