Monday, March 08, 2010

HOW TO HAVE AN EFFECTIVE QUIET TIME

Starting this week, I'm going to be reviewing and posting a booklet from a week of Camp I did for 2006. The Theme was the Chronicles of Narnia and this was the opening of the booklet to have an effective quiet time. I'll be posting the First Devotional in the next post. Each day we looked at a different character of the Book. The 4 children and then Aslan.



Each morning we set aside time so you can keep that appointment to grow closer to God. Some call this meditation, others call it devotions. It doesn’t matter what you call it, as long as you spend time with God.

Here is a suggestion how to spend your time:

1. Pray quietly.
2. Read the Scripture.
3. Read the illustration.
4. Work on the application.
5. Pray – by journaling your thoughts to God – and spending time with Him.

You may want more time for #s 4 & 5. Remember to tell God about your blessings, struggles, sins, and to be specific. God wants to hear from you. Hopefully these times you spend with God will enhance your relationship with Him and your commitment.
Make Quiet Time a habit – a habit you’ll never forget. You have an appointment with God. Your name is called next on the waiting list. Won’t you be with Him?

Suggested Reading and Resources:
Youth Specialties Resources. http://www.youthspecialties.com
Gman’s Blog http://fess2.blogspot.com
Great Talk Outlines for Youth Ministry – YS.
Illustrations for Biblical Preaching –Michael P. Green Editor.
Step into Narnia – E.J. Kirk
Wise Words and Quotes by Vern McLellan

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated are taken from The Holy Bible. New International Version. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.

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