Yesterday in Sunday School, we learned that as followers of Christ, we should have a strong desire deep within us to know more and more of God. We centered our conversation on Psalm 63:1, a Psalm of David, and it says, "You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water." One of the main attributes of disciples is a hunger/thirst for knowing God, and we spent a lot of time focusing on how we long for God and how we can seek Him in every area of our lives.
Last night at youth group, we did week 2 of our "I Resolve" January series. We discussed the story of Ruth and how her decision to follow Naomi changed the course of both of their lives (and the course of humanity!). When we commit to God, we commit to the people He has placed in our lives as well, and that's exactly what Ruth did by putting Naomi's needs before her own. I gave them Ruth 1:16-17 as the memory challenge verse this week: "Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me." We also spent time learning about each other's prayer requests for this week and we went up to the sanctuary to pray over those requests.
A big thank you to Gary and Tracie Wilson for bringing dinner, helping out, and participating in our fun games with us (shout out to the leaders for planning our games!)