One of the best things we can teach students and model for them is to connect with God every day. I’m constantly preaching to my high school small group guys about the importance of a quiet time every day. I can tell when one of them has really taken quiet time serious as well because they become just as big of a spokesman for daily quiet time as I am.
One of the things I have learned from Steven is to every now and then take a quiet time to the next level. He has a “secret spot” he goes to, something where he is away from everyone, and in a serene setting. Once he gets there I usually get a text from him letting me know that he is at “Secret Spot” and about to begin an intense time of connecting with God and that he is shutting off all technology.
This week he shared with me the exact location of his “Secret Spot” and I’m going there today for a time of reconnecting with God. Let me explain something here, I don’t feel disconnected from God at all, in fact I feel the opposite and quite close to God. But I also know it’s a good thing to switch things up every now and then and to connect with God on a much deeper level. So I took the time to clear my schedule this afternoon, got my Bible and a book I want to read today, “What Matters Most” by Doug Fields. Click here to read about this book.
This week I want to pass on to my small group guys the idea of an intense quiet time, totally away from everything and everyone and all distractions. (Don’t worry Steven, I won’t share your spot with anyone, the secret is safe with me!) I know that once they experience what it feels like to connect with God on a deep level they’ll want to incorporate this into their schedule as well.