Time Out: Weekly quiet times for the youth worker’s soul.
by Adam Wormann
I know that we’ve done this before, but I think it’s good to have the reminder in front of your face every few months.
Right now, get up, and go to a quiet place. Leave your cell phone behind, and anything else. Don’t even take a Bible or paper. Find a place that’s quiet and where you won’t be disturbed. Just sit, reflect, and talk to God. That’s all.
Distractions are all over the place. Even good things, even Godly things, can wind up distracting us. Sometimes that’s because we get into a routine, and sometimes that’s because we find an uncomfortable silence that we need to distract ourselves from. Silence is good, and we need time to think, process, and communicate with God. Unfortunately, we don’t get silence often, and don’t allow ourselves the blessing. It’s too important not to do. So, go do it now.
You may not be in a position where you can do it right now, (at work, etc.). In that case, when you get a break, get home, whatever, go and take a solid 10 minutes of silence. If you’re able, take 30 minutes. Take a time of silence, with no distractions, and just allow it to be you and God. Often, that’s much better than simply reading a devotional, and what we really need.
Posted on June 4, 2012