How do you stay in touch with God when there are so many distractions?
November 8, 2020
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:4-5
What does discipleship look like for a young person in 2020? I tried to give a framework for thinking about individual discipleship and then each small group reflected on them together.
I offered a two-factor approach to discipleship. The first factor is a systemic or institutional approach. Creating rhythms in your life that are founded around groups of people and organizations that will help you grow in your faith. These are things like attending youth group, going to Sunday morning worship, visiting your mentor or youth leader. These are kind of like a discipleship insurance policy. Regardless of your personal devotional rhythms (which often ebb and flow), these will offer you a regular schedule to maintain a baseline of spiritual health.
The second factor is a personal one. The advantage of personal devotions, aside from having personal time with God, is that these can easily be tweaked to whatever season of life we find ourselves in. Are we reading through the Gospels? or the Psalms? or a devotional? or keeping a prayer journal?
These can be personalized to everyone but there are some core discipleship truths that I think we all must follow in some way: reading scripture, prayer, and minimizing our distractions.
How do you love God with your Heart, Soul, and Mind?
Share your own personal devotional rhythms as a family.
What devotional rhythms did you have growing up?