Youth News – September


Do you Really Know Him?

How often do you talk about knowing God? How often do you say you’re trying to know God better? How
often do you desire to know God better? Now, how often do you actually spend time with Him?
Spending time with God is the best way to get to know Him. You would think that would go without saying,
but we don’t always act like it does. You can spend time with God through two ways: Praying and reading
the Bible. Let us break this down and talk about prayer first.
Matthew 6:6
But when you pray, go to your room, shut the door, and pray to your Father who is present in that secret
place. Your Father who sees what you do in secret will reward you.
God does not need a big production, He isn’t asking you to involve a lot of others joining you. He is just asking
for a quiet uninterrupted time between you and your Father. Prayer isn’t complicated, all you need to do
is simply talk to God. All prayer is, is talking to God… and guess what? He wants to talk to you too! Now
let’s talk about reading the Bible.
Psalm 119: 105
Your word is a lamp before my feet and a light for my journey.
School can be an insanely confusing time. You’ll be offered many different paths, and there will be times
where you don’t know which one to take. During these times, you might wonder why God doesn’t just tell
you what you should do. Sometimes, He already has. You just have to open your Bible, A.K.A. the lamp before
your feet and light for your journey.
Let’s say you meet someone that you really, really like. And then you two start dating. You spend hours talking
to them or as much as you can. You are fascinated with them and want to know their favorite color, movie,
snap chat filter. Now, if this person wrote you a letter, full of facts about themselves, full of what their
heart was all about, full of what they wanted and what they wanted you to do… would you just ignore it? Or
maybe just read a little bit here and there? OF COURSE NOT!
God has left us an amazing, beautiful, incredible way to get to know Him more though His Word. If you
want to know Him, OPEN IT UP. READ IT.
See what He might be trying to say to you.
Michael Smith, Youth Minister

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