When Steven and I plan our blog posts for the week the only day we plan out a topic is Monday. That’s a post he and I write together. The rest of the week we split who is going to write on which day but we let God lead us to a topic each day. This week God seemed to lead us both to write on communication because for the past three days that’s what our topics have been. I figured I might as well round out the week with one more.
What happens when students stop communicating with God? The same thing that happens to everyone else…we move away from God if we’re not communicating with Him. When I look back over my life, the times I’ve felt the most removed from God were times when I stopped praying or even opening a Bible let alone read one. It wasn’t until I was an adult in my 40’s that it dawned on me that the times I felt the farthest from God were not because He moved, it was because I moved away from Him. He was always there waiting for me to come back!
I preach almost every week to the guys in my high school small group about the importance of a quiet time everyday with God. Martin Luther said, “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” If students are not communicating with God they will never realize the full potential of a relationship with Him.
The dictionary defines communication as the act of exchanging information. In other words you both talk and you both listen. God communicates with us through the Bible and through Prayer. A daily quiet time allows you to hear from God and to talk to God. If you get students to be involved in a daily quiet time with God you will help them strengthen their walk with God and be in a closer relationship with Him. When students are communicating with God, it makes the communication between you and parents and the other students in their small group that much stronger.
Question: Are you encouraging your students to have a daily quiet time with God?