Hello HS Parents!
This past Wednesday night I discussed with your students some misconceptions we have about God's will. We talked about key questions that face students regarding their future and how difficult and unsettling it can be to feel that God sometimes remains quiet about those issues. I shared with them that in these times there is a kind of "test" we can run our choices through based on what Jesus said were the greatest, most important things (commandments): Love God. Love people. If we measure all of our actions within these boundaries - we can be fairly certain that we are in His will or being led toward it.
This Sunday morning we will be continuing our look at "Savior and King" in small group discussion, and will be looking at these (among other) questions:
- What are some things about which you are selfish? What are some things you have a hard time resisting?
- Where in your daily schedule do you have time to focus on Christ? What keeps you from focusing on Christ?
- What are some things for which people are willing to take a stand? Why would someone take a stand?
Scriptures for Sunday morning: Luke 9:23-26
My challenge for you this week is to find a time to share with your student a personal story or two you have about praying for God to show you His will about something in your life. Maybe it will have to do with a job, a relationship, or even something you were dealing with concerning your children. Try to share something that you felt God was unclear or silent about how you should act or react in that situation. Talk about how you processed those feelings and how you ultimately moved toward a decision (or opted not to move at all) if you did not receive a clear answer from God. Bringing this kind of subject up out-of-the-blue might feel a little awkward. Be looking for ways to insert this story intentionally into other conversations you're already having with your child.
REMINDERS: The fall mission trip to New Orleans is October 1-8. If you plan on making the trip, please sign up as soon as possible.
DATES: October 1-8