First Things First [Time Out]

Time Out quiet times for the youth worker's soulTime Out: Weekly quiet times for the youth worker’s soul.
(by Adam Wormann)

Last week for Time Out, we practiced a time of silence, something much needed for youth workers. Today, we’re going to try something a little bit different again. I realize it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but sometimes it’s in those unconventional moments where we seem to connect with God more (maybe because we’re just not in a rut). Just give it a try. I’d recommend spending a good 5-10 minutes here, even though it’s short.

Today, we’re just going to focus on one verse, and I’m going to try not to elaborate or lead in any specific direction. Very often we take large passages of Scripture and study them extensively to try to get points out to give to others. Sometimes we fail to keep things simple and simply look to how the Scriptures speak to our own lives.

Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Simply take time to reflect on that verse. Start by reading it to yourself repeatedly. Let it sink in. Repeat it out loud (Trust me, it’ll come back over and over throughout the day). Continue to repeat it and think about it to yourself. Let God lead you any which way he may…

Adam Wormann is a Youth Pastor in Old Bridge, NJ where he’s been serving for the past 8 years. He is also one of the mentors at Life in Student Ministry and the editor of the “Time Out” series. You can stalk him on Twitter and Facebook.

Posted on November 29, 2010

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