Ecc 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
Last night our topic for Monday Night Matters (our Monday night teen devo and fun nights this summer) was on Time. You know, how we fill up our time, spend our time, use our time... however you want to say it.... and how being busy and keeping a hectic schedule just to stay busy can sometimes lead us away from the life God has planned for us. We also played a game called Destination.... we had everyone pick a spot in the parking lot... it was their choice where to stand.... we then told them this was their starting point ... just like in life we all have different starting points. Then we blindfolded everyone and told them that their final destination in life was Heaven... so their destination in this game was to reach the doors of the church building, however they couldn't just walk they had "little detours" along the way depending on how busy they were.... examples.... take 5 steps foward if you read your Bible each day(we only had one teen move forward on that one by the way) ..... turn around 3 times and then take 2 steps forward if you have a job.... being blindfolded they then did not know if they were still headed in the right direction... and so forth.... at about mid-way through the game we let them 'peek' to see if they were still on track some were surprised to see where they were standing .... it was a good time.
Next week we are going to talk about Heroes. Look forward to seeing everyone there!