Beginning Time Alone with God (Youth)

Sunday, May 19, 2024

 

     Do we hold on to these good things, regarding them as our right and going after more? Is our attitude one of grabbing, grasping and snatching? Do we use our possessions and our power to control people, to bring them round to our wishes, to increase our own comfort and happiness? Are people there for our convenience and to boost our own image and reputation? Jesus is looking for those who, like himself, give away what they have to those who have not and who cannot repay in kind. He wants people who share, serve and show compassion. The call to serve was entirely clear even to ‘the goats’ in the story: when challenged by Jesus for not doing what mattered, they replied, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to thee?’ (Matt 25:44). The word minister is, again, the one which means ‘to be a deacon.’ They knew in their consciences the force of the divine call to serve, but they had stifled it.

David Prior, Jesus and Power,  p. 179 (1987)    

 

MONDAY

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

Prayer –

       Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

       Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

       Focus – on those who need salvation.

       Petition – Talk with God about your life and needs.

                      Your Purity before God.

Worship – and give thanks to God for everything (be specific).

Bible Adventure –

        Read and think and imagine – John 5:1-7

       Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.

 

TUESDAY

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

Prayer –

       Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

       Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

       Focus – on the need to grow and become like Jesus.

       Petition – Talk with God about your life and needs.

                               The Presence of God in your life.

Worship – and give thanks to God for everything (be specific).

Bible Adventure –

        Read and think and imagine – John 5:8-12

       Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

Prayer –

       Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

       Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

       Focus – on those who need healing.

       Petition – Talk with God about your life and needs.

                      The Passion of God in your life.

Worship – and give thanks to God for everything (be specific).

Bible Adventure

       Read and think and imagine – John 5:13-15

       Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.

 

 

THURSDAY

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

Prayer –

       Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

       Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

       Focus – on the missionaries all over the world – Monica Padilla Trueman, Colorado Christian Services

       Petition – Talk with God about your life and needs.

                               The Power of God in your life.

Worship – and give thanks to God for everything (be specific).

Bible Adventure

        Read and think and imagine – John 5:16-18

       Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.

 

 

FRIDAY

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

Prayer –

       Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

       Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

       Focus – on giving thanks for Creation.

       Petition – Talk with God about your life and needs.

                               God’s Freedom in your life.

Worship – and give thanks to God for everything (be specific).

Bible Adventure

       Read and think and imagine – John 5:19-23

       Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.

 

 

SATURDAY

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

  Prayer –

       Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

       Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

       Focus – on life all around you.

       Petition – Talk with God about your life and needs.

      God’s Hope in your life.

Worship – and give thanks to God for everything (be specific).

Bible Adventure –

        Read and think and imagine – John5:1-15

       Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.

 

 

SUNDAY 

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

Prayer –

       Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

       Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

       Focus – Talk with God about church and worship today at WLCF.

       Petition – Ask God to help you worship Him today.

Bible Adventure –

       Read and think and imagine – John 5:16-23

       Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.