We had another great Sunday session of Strength and Beauty! After a week of studying Proverbs, we shared our thoughts. It was amazing what Proverbs has to say about taming the tongue and disciplining the words that come out of our mouth. We could all pay attention to that.
We also talked about quiet time. Some of you struggled carving out 5-10 minutes a day for God. But we all had time to play video games, sleep 8 hours, and hang with our friends. Well, our friend The Lord Almighty wants time with us too. Let that sink in – The Lord Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth, Master of all the Universe, the reason for our very existence, wants to spend time with each of us. James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you”. Now that’s a promise!
There are 1,140 minutes in a day. If we take the time to give Him ten minutes, that still leaves us with 1,130 minutes to do what we want. Sounds like a pretty generous God to me. So let’s find the discipline and desire to spend just ten minutes a day with God this week. Put down the video game controller. Put down the TV remote. Wake up a few minutes earlier. Tell your parents you want to spend 10 minutes with God every day, reading the Bible, and reflecting and talking to Him. I’m sure they will support you.
So this week, read Proverbs chapters 18-24. One chapter for each day. So on February 19, you will read Proverbs 19. On February 20, read Proverbs 20 and so on. Again, write down or highlight your favorite verse each day. Also, mark down on a sheet of paper how many minutes you spent with God each day, how many minutes you spent playing video games, how many minutes you spent on TV. We will share next Sunday. Remember, you make time for what you want. Let’s commit to wanting time with God.