I was teaching a group of youth and asked them, “How do you focus on God?” One said I don’t; I get up, eat and then play. I challenged the group to read about God and some talked about how it’s hard with all they have to do.
I asked them what is one thing that they can guarantee 100% will happen to them, and they all said die. I then asked them if they have known of any friends that have died. Out of about 18 youth, 2 of them had lost someone in their lives. I tried to get them to really think about this. Why do we do what we do? If God is who we believe in, and He asks us to love him with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30) then how can you not focus at least 1% of your day on God?
I know I cannot do anything to earn favor with God. I also know that He has done so much for me I want to serve Him with gratitude. Based on this, do we really believe that God has saved us and we are full of gratitude to serve him?
Have we, as a nation, built a lifestyle that does not need God? What country are you from and how are your youth? How can we challenge each other to seek God and use all we have to serve Him? How, as a parent, have you shown your kids that you rely on God?
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2(NIV)
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