Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer Routine...

The words "Summer" & "Routine" may seem like polar opposites.

Summer is usually signified for young people with lazy days and late nights. But my experience is that the longer we are out of routine, the easier it is to fall into bad habits and attitudes. I know at my house, just a few days of an off schedule results in fighting, whining, and the occasional gnashing of teeth!

This summer we have been challenging the young people of 180 Youth Ministries to pursue a continued routine of seeking God through consistency and community. Our Wednesday night series CONSTANT has challenged us to grow in the spiritual disciplines of prayer, Bible reading, service and accountability as we've looked at Paul's two letters to the Thessalonian church.

Just last week we made a challenge for the next 30 days to read our Bible everyday and find an accountability partner to help us keep up that commitment.

I know it might seem cliche or over-simplified but I believe it is those simple habits that help us to continue our pursuit of our Lord. So, whether you are a regular at our group or a reader from afar, I encourage you to make a plan to build some of God's routines into your life this summer.

As a start to this process, answer this question: What are you doing this summer to maintain your relationship with God?

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