Ten commandments for surviving in youth ministry (2 of 10)

Ten commandments for surviving in youth ministry2. Thou shalt regularly meditate on my Word. The word “meditate” makes a lot of us uncomfortable because of the religious Eastern overtones, but we already know how to meditate. We just meditate on the wrong things. As Rick Warren said, “If you know how to worry, you know how to meditate.” Better to mediate on the Word than on all the ministry complications that seem to be always present. Besides, how can we truly be the spiritual guides that teenagers need if we’re not constantly traveling ahead on the journey ourselves? We need to spend more time preparing our own souls in the Word than we do preparing to instruct the souls of others. Only then will ministry come out of who we are rather than what we do.

Posted on August 2, 2007

  • Amen! I especially like finding my "solitary place" to meditate on God's Word.

  • Winston and Ria

    We have recently meditated on the fact that if we walk in righteousness we are sitting in Heavenly places with JESUS and are far above earthly circumstances by the Grace of our Heavenly Father. WOW!! Isn't this a wonderful thought? If the youth of today can understand this, the sky is the limit,and maybe this generation will be able to fulfill the requirements of JESUS.

    We love you with the love of the LORD. Keep up the good work.


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